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Rambler Typhoon
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posted 01-29-2018 05:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rambler Typhoon   Click Here to Email Rambler Typhoon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorting out my collection this weekend I found a 3" patch with this design and can't find any background information on it.

Souvenir size, so I assume a retail product of some kind, but I'm puzzled by the reference since a web search doesn't seem to pull up anything related to the space program.

A seller on eBay who is offering this patch claimed to be selling AB Emblem sales rep examples in the past, but I don't know if this was part of that group or not. The listing (362147807308) was the only thing I could turn up related to this patch, though.

Liembo
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posted 01-29-2018 07:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rough translation: "Live long after seeing a vision"?

Rambler Typhoon
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posted 01-29-2018 08:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rambler Typhoon   Click Here to Email Rambler Typhoon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In what language?

Liembo
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posted 01-29-2018 09:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I translated it from Hawaiian.

mode1charlie
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posted 01-29-2018 10:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Google Translate renders it as "eternal life" (in Hawaiian). I don't know, but I suspect, this is to commemorate the life of Ellison Onizuka, who as we know was from Hawaii.

Rambler Typhoon
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posted 01-29-2018 10:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rambler Typhoon   Click Here to Email Rambler Typhoon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ah, that make sense regarding Onizuka! The batch of patches these were mixed in with did all seem to be from the 80s.

No recall on who issued these?

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