1st Battalion 6th Marines logo redesign

1st Battalion 6th Marines "Deathwalkers" unit shirt redesign for combat veterans hike with Irreverent Warriors non-profit.

During my time in Marine Corps I was a member of 1st Battallion 6th Marines. I've always wanted to redesign the the units logo, especially after our return from Afghanistan, where the unit was nicknamed "Deathwalkers" by the Taliban in 2004. However, many years passed before I decided to actually pursue the idea. What made me want to actually commit, and complete the redesign was an invitation to an event by a non-profit organization for veterans called Irreverant Warriors. The event was to hike for 22 kilometers (13.5 miles), carrying a pack weighing 22 kilos (50 lbs) for the 22 veteran suicides each day. 

Myself and a few other veterans from 1st Battallion 6th Marines decided to participate, and I was tasked to have some shirts made for the event. I took this as the perfect opportunity to redesign my old units logo. The following images include the new redesigned logo, initial concepts and photos from the hike.
 
Below is the non-profits mision statement:
The MISSION of Irreverent Warriors is to bring veterans together using humor and camaraderie to heal the mental wounds of war, through therapeutic events and entertainment, in order to reduce PTSD and prevent veteran suicide. Our VISION is to provide all U.S. Veterans with the strongest veteran based support network, reduce the impact of PTSD, and eliminate veteran suicide.
 
 
1st Battalion 6th Marines "Deathwalkers" logo 
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1st Battalion 6th Marines "Deathwalkers" logo 
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1st Battalion 6th Marines "Deathwalkers" logo Comparison 
1st Battalion 6th Marines "Silikies Hike"  unit shirt  mockups
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1st Battalion 6th Marines "Silikies Hike"  unit shirt  screen printed final
1st Battalion 6th Marines "Deathwalkers" logo concepts
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