RT Crusader, 2nd Generation Sketch

Dean O’Conner’s original sketch of the second generation, Recon Team Crusader pocket patch. The veteran stated the insignia was never manufactured.

In 1970, Dean O’Connor served with 5th Special Forces Group (ABN), Project Delta (B-52), Recon Section and was later reassigned to Military Assistance Command Vietnam, Studies and Observations Group (MAC V SOG), Command and Control North (CCN), Recon Company, assigned to Recon Team Crusader.

Sergeant (E-5) O’Connor processed out of the Army in July 1971 after three years’ service with twelve months in Vietnam.