The Army of the Republic of Vietnam Special Forces (Vietnamese: Lá»±c LÆ°á»£ng Äáº·c Biá»t QuÃ¢n Lá»±c Viá»t Nam Cá»ng HÃ²a or LLDB) were the elite military units of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (commonly known as South Vietnam). Following the establishment of the Republic of Vietnam in October 1955, the Special Forces were formed at Nha Trang in February 1956. During the rule of NgÃ´ ÄÃ¬nh Diá»m, the Special Forces were run by his brother, Nhu, until both were assassinated in November 1963 in a coup. The Special Forces were disbanded in 1975 when South Vietnam ceased to exist after the Fall of Saigon.
Original patches made of silk