A Marine Corps V-22 Osprey squadron is getting a makeover, just in time for its 62nd birthday.
VMM-363, out of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., created a new insignia to mark the anniversary, according to a Marine Corps news release.
The squadron, known as the Lucky Red Lions, had an old insignia featuring a brick-red lion on a kelly-green shamrock background.
The new insignia, which was awesomely commemorated in a birthday cake for the celebration, keeps the main elements of the design, but depicts the lion with a more modern stencil theme, with red ribbon banners at the top and bottom. The color scheme is a little brighter, too.
According to the release, the squadron was first activated in 1952 during the Korean War, and first deployed in 1965 to Vietnam.
That design was made by Sgt. Alex Limjoco over five years ago. Sgt Limjoco was an avionics technition at HMH-363, when the squadron was still based out of Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, and flying the CH-53 D. I hope that this is a mistake in printing, and not a Marine trying to plagerize the work of another.
That’s ridiculous and complete BS! That isn’t theirs to use! Limjoco drew that for us as a deployment patch! Sgt. Limjoco R.I.P.
I’m pretty sure Sgt. Limjoco would be honored that his work is now going to represent the entire squadron and as such it IS an honor to him. Kwitcherbitchin’ Marines.