Somewhere, Red Mike Edson is Smiling

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From Marine Corps Times:

An official flagging ceremony to rename Marine special operations battalions in honor of their World War II predecessors is set to take place June 19, MARSOC officials confirmed. The ceremony comes 10 months after the command first announced its plan to change the names of Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command’s component units to reflect their history.

The formal renaming was held up while Headquarters Marine Corps approved a bulletin announcing the upcoming change, said Capt. Barry Morris, a MARSOC spokesman. He said MARSOC’s headquarters in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, also had to coordinate with its major subordinate elements to determine a date for the ceremony.

The Corps does a lot of goofy sh*t sometimes, but we do cherish our traditions.  Love the skull patch, too.  It will remind people that the job of the Raiders, and the USMC writ large, is to kill.  Destroy the enemy.

Semper Fi, Raiders!

5 thoughts on “Somewhere, Red Mike Edson is Smiling”

  1. This is the sort of thing that could get the Commandant of the Marine Corps promoted to CJCS – but not for the reasons you’d think.

  2. I don’t get WHY they left the skull off the unit insignia? It emphasizes the tradition that the name Raider stands for.

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