The Meaning Behind the Patch

  • The shape represents my old outfit: The 2nd Battalion 4th Marines "The Magnificent Bastards"
  • The Scarlet (Red) and Gold are Marine Colors
  • The Blue represents not only the waters we have crossed and fought in but being true blue to our country
  • The Purple represents the Purple Heart
  • The Red letters represents the blood that has been shed
  • Yin & Yang represents the balance in life
  • The Umbrella represents the Lord protecting us and, to help him, the umbrella becomes a protection device
  • As we get older the canes represent our badge of courage NOT weakness. It gives us support and strength and becomes a formidable protection device when needed