The GORUCK Reverse Flag patch in red was the first GORUCK patch I bought. It came with my GR1 and I wore it during Seattle GRC 053. Because of that it has always kind of a special place to me… at least more so than the other GORUCK Flag patches I own.
I remember reading blogs about GORUCK back then (Winter/Spring of 2011) and there was one in particular that just kept bashing the Reverse Flag saying that it was unpatriotic and a disgrace. This was back when GORUCK was still a small (struggling) company and I remember Jason showing up there to defend the choice. He was very passionate about our country and the brand and it really resonated with me… which could be one of the reasons I’m passionate about GORUCK. He didn’t back down and used solid reasoning and understanding (something I see in the Cadre) and won them over. After reading that I wanted to meet this guy who had so much passion and hopefully someday he’ll lead one of my classes. That would be a blast.
The patch can be purchased at the GORUCK online store for a cheap $5. Make sure to order enough stuff though to get free shipping… no one likes to pay for shipping.