Recon Team West Virginia Patch

Joe Paris’ Taiwanese, machine embroidered, Recon Team West Virginia patch.

Joseph A. Paris served two tours in Vietnam. His first tour was in 1969 with the 1 / 7 Calvary. His second tour was in 1970 with Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MAC V SOG), Command and Control Central (CCC) / Task Force 2 Advisory Element (TF2AE), Recon Company, and served with Recon Teams: Wyoming and West Virginia.

Sergeant First Class (E-7) Paris retired from the Army in January 1979 after twenty-two years’ service with twenty-eight months in Vietnam. Joe later accepted a position with the Colorado Department of Corrections where he later retired as a Lieutenant.