Phillip Patch

Major Patch was my first boss as an Officer. He was the Executive Officer of 1st Tank Battalion and over a span of a few years, became much more to me: running partner, confidant, friend, and fellow Horseman (a foursome of poker playing, marathon runners). His unique personality and dry wit made for many fond memories.

In 2002, Major Brent Norquist sent this humorous picture that had me laughing out loud. He mentioned that it should have been over the desk of Major Patch, as his personality reflected the sentiment to a tee. In response, this is what I made and sent back.