I have had a patch in my collection for around 35 years and I have no idea what it represents. I know it is a US one but that is it !
It has on it a fairly beaten-up old pelican flying right to left. He is smoking a cigar. He has sticky plaster crosses on his beak and his body. He has a bandage on his head and left foot. He is towing a white wind-sock held by his right foot. The wind-sock has a red sewn patch on it and the pelican has a brown one sewn to his chest. There is also what looks like a red light on his chest and one on top of the bandage on his head. There is a shell coming upwards just in front of him and four round projectiles just above him Roughly between 1 and 2 o’clock at the edge of this basically round patch there is a small bit of shaft and the flights of an arrow.
Looks like this old boy has been through the wars !! Any ideas ?