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  • Item Category: Sports
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 09,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction


The origins and purpose of this patch remain obscure. The green figure holding the sword (or dagger) wears the cloak-and-dagger garb often associated with black projects. T is a star in the northern hemisp under the letter "S" and another red star in the American Southwest. The red star might refer to an operating location, but the patch provides no real clue as to w it might be. The Southwest is home to numerous classified units. Air Force Space Command in Colorado; Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico; White Sands, New Mexico; Groom Lake Nevada; and the Tonopah Test Range are all possibilities, and t are many more. The words "A Lifetime of Silence" no doubt refer tot he fact that members of this unit or project cannot speak about what they do. The image of a "Green Door" is also obscure. Military intelligence officers have a tradition of working behind locked green vault doors, but the symbol is widely used in popular culture to designate an inaccessible place. In Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman's 1917 novel The Green Door, a young girl named Letitia longs to open a mysterious little green door in her house, but her aunt forbids it with the words " It is not best for you, my dear." The 1956 hit song "Green Door" is about a man who couldn't get into a party raging behind a green door. The 1972 pornographic film Behind the Green Door also uses the image of connote an inaccessible place (in the case of the film, a sex theater). This brand new patch is 4" in diameter and made of 100% embroidery.

This patch comes from the recently published book

"I Could Tell You Then You Would Have To Be Destroyed By Me."

Special Note: For a limited time we are offering FREE SHIPPING on any ADDITIONAL black ops patches purchased. Simply purchase one patch, and pay 1.95 shipping for it and any others purchased within a 24 hour period. Please be sure to look CLOSELY at the dimensions of these patches listed on ebay by me and other sellers. Not all the patches from this series are of the same quality or dimensions. Through research and veteran patch collectors, I take extra steps to insure my patches are made to the correct size whenever possible. Some sellers go by the size of the photo listed in a book and this is not always an accurate way to determine the correct dimension of a patch. Please take the time to look and you will see the difference and yes... Trevor Paglen also requested copies of all my patches.
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