RT Alabama, 1st Generation Patch

Samuel Helland’s Taiwanese machine embroidered 1st generation, RT Alabama pocket patch.

In 1970, Samuel T. Helland served with Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MAC V SOG), Command and Control Central (CCC), Recon Company where he served on Recon Teams Alabama and Wyoming.

Sergeant (E-5) Helland processed out of the Army in 1971 after three years’ service with twelve months in Vietnam. He later enlisted in the United States Marine Corp as an Officer Candidate and retired in 2009 with the rank of Lieutenant General.