Vietnam Air Assault Badge
This is an authentic U.S. Military issued air assault badge from the 70's marked G.I. and I.I.C (International - Manufacturer). This pin features a helicopter with up-stretched wings on either side. The Air Assault Badge is awarded by the U.S. Army for successful completion of the Air Assault School. The course includes three phases of instruction involving U.S. Army rotary wing aircraft: combat air assault operations; rigging and slingloading operations; and rappelling from a helicopter. Earning an air assault badge is/was quite a feat and involved many grueling days of training including; a 12-mile foot march in full gear plus a rucksack in less than three hours. This would be a great gift for someone who collects military badges and pins!
CONDITION: Some general wear but no significant flaws. The back pin closures work well.