Thursday, November 6, 2008

John Wayne patch

Yer dang strait! WWJWD? There's a story behind this image. A couple months ago, a SPC Ryan "John Wayne" Rowley, a US soldier deployed in Afghanistan, contacted me. I'd drawn a caricature of John Wayne, and he wanted to use the image for a patch on his body armor! That was pretty cool, and I told him he could definitely do that. This morning I got this one in the mail. It's so awesome! The patch designers did a great job! There are only three of these patches in existence. I have this one, and Ryan has already worn his in combat. Thanks, Ryan, and good luck to all our troops!

7 comments:

nomi said...

Cool story, and so unusual! I'd say it's an honor to have your John Wayne serving in Afghanistan. This really touched my heart, Brian. I'm sure he thinks of you every time he wears it.

Breezi said...

Bri, this is the most awesome story!
I am honored that this guy is serving our country so valiantly. Rock on to him!!
I love your John Wayne-ness.
You rock too!

Pat said...

This is really amazing. I am proud of you for being willing to freely share your art with those who are putting their lives on the line every day. Way to go Bri!

Jake Wyatt said...

Man. THAT'S doing something with your art. Way to live an awesome life, Brian. The John Wayne totally looks like you.

Hannah said...

This is awesome, Brian.

rforsland said...

Love it..when i served in VN, the only non-usaf patches that were authorized to be worn on our flight suits were a "john wayne approved" patch and an "FU jane fonda" one.....Glad to see that JW is still alive and kicking in spirit with our current crop of heroes

rforsland said...

Love it..when i served in VN, the only non-usaf patches that were authorized to be worn on our flight suits were a "john wayne approved" patch and an "FU jane fonda" one.....Glad to see that JW is still alive and kicking in spirit with our current crop of heroes