It sucks that GORUCK has to bring these back but I’m so glad they are. For those who aren’t aware Cadre Roony passed away early April, 2019 after his battle with pancreatic cancer.
In September, 2018 Cadre Roony was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer and GORUCK ran their first fundraiser for him. This brought the Cadre Roony WOD and the patch that you would earn for completing it.
The back of the shirt (for this version) features the RLTW text: Rangers Lead The Way.
If you’re curious about the meaning behind the Cadre Roony design GORUCK has given us this:
The colors blue, white, red, khaki, orange and green represent the original six combat teams of the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), commonly referred to as Merrill’s Marauders, which were identified by color. The unit’s close cooperation with the Chinese forces in the China-Burma-India Theater is represented by the sun symbol from the Chinese flag. The white star represents the Star of Burma, the country in which the Marauders campaigned during World War II. The lightning bolt is symbolic of the strike characteristics of the Marauders’ behind-the-line activities. The Ranger Scroll is worn on the left shoulder of every Ranger in the Regiment. The Ranger tab is worn by every Ranger leader that has completed Ranger School.GORUCK
Last time I bought one patch and two shirts to support Cadre Roony. I imagine I’ll be buying two shirts again this time. You have until May 8th, 2019 to get your order in so don’t waste time. Grab a patch and a shirt today then get out there and do the Roony WOD.