RT Alabama, 1st Generation Patch

James McIlroy’s Taiwanese machine embroidered 1st generation, RT Alabama pocket patch.

In 1971, James C. McIlroy Jr served 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, assigned to Recon Team Alabama.

This was Jim’s second tour in Vietnam. He had served his first tour in 1967 – 1968 with the 35th Combat Engineers.

Sergeant (E-5) McIlroy processed out of the Army in December 1973 after eight years’ service with twenty-three months in Vietnam.