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USAF BLACK OPS AREA 51 BEHIND THE GREEN DOOR MILITARY SPACE INTELLIGENCE PATCH
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. There is a star in the northern hemisphere 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 where 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 there 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 foroffers 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."
Please be sure to look CLOSELY at the dimensions of these patches listed on 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.
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