USMC Ball 2015 Puerto Rico was done in STYLE!
First Sergeant Julio Vargas from Detachment One, Landing Support Company, Combat Logistics Regiment -45 and his team are a total CLASS ACT.
I am proud to say that Team RWB played a small role in making this evening a success. IT'S OUR TURN!
Thank you to Mr. Xander Veguilla (Filmmaker student at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón) for helping to film and edit an emotional video that was screened for the Marines on this evening.
We appreciate the help of the families and civilians that support military veterans here in Puerto Rico.
Landing Support Company
Combat Logistics Regiment – 45
Birthday Ball Celebration
Det 1 LS Co. CLR – 45
Caribbean Red Patchers
November 21st, 2015
El San Juan Resort & Casino
Carolina, Puerto Rico
Guest of Honor
Chief Master Sergeant Harry Capo
Chief 156th Logistics Readiness Squadron
History of the Landing Support Company and The Red Patch.
The Red Patch carries great significance within the Marine Corps history. During the World War ll Island-Hopping campaign, it was difficult to distinguish the combat troops who were landing on the beach and moving inland on the attack. This generated much confusion during the initial hours of an amphibious assault. Following the bloody Battle of Tarawa in 1943, it was decided that the support Marines working on the beach would have red patches sewn on their uniforms. This enabled them to stand out from the combat troops, return order to the landing beach, and maintain a fluid throughput of logistical support to the combat units fighting inland.
The current day Marines of the Landing Support Company have
maintained the distinction of being the only Marines allowed to wear the distinctive markings of the red patch. This distinction has become a part of the rich history, tradition, and pride of the beloved “Red Patchers”.