5.01.11 Patch Hook & Loop
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MIL-SPEC Monkey wanted to class it up since it seemed guaranteed there
were going to be a lot of shot in the face kind of designs so here is something
you might actually be able to wear to work. 5-01-2011 is the date we finally
hunted down ol' Osama Bin Laden (USA date) and this patch is a reminder to
those that may harm us. Symbolism wise there are the Twin Towers, the Pentagon,
and PA Keystone in the middle to represent the Flight 93 crash site. Geronimo
was the code name for Bin Laden.
As for the KIA term, not everyone is going to agree with me, but I think the
code message shows professional restraint, much like that of the operators who
completed the mission. The KIA usage has nothing to do with respect and is all
about keeping on task with deceiving the enemy, ready for the next fight.
"After a 40-minute search of the compound, punctuated by firefights, bin
Laden was dead, and the cryptic "Geronimo-E KIA" code sent relief
through the White House. E stood for enemy and KIA for killed in action."
3" x 1.4", Hook & Loop sewn on the back.