A veteran of Desert Storm by age 19, Bobby Henline was inspired to re-enlist in the Army after the attacks on America on September 11, 2001. He deployed to Iraq three times, twice with the 82nd Airborne Division and once with the 3rd Armored Calvary regiment. He spent 13 years in the Army. While on his fourth tour in Iraq, three weeks after his arrival, an IED blast blew up his Humvee – April 7, 2007 is a day he will never forget. Of the five men in the vehicle, Bobby was the only survivor. He stumbled out of the wreck, a human torch. Extinguished by the soldier he had replaced in the Humvee, burns covered almost 40% of his body, bones in his face and shoulders were fractured, and his head was burned to the skull.
Survivor's guilt, PTSD, anxiety and so much more follow Bobby every day. He works hard to fight his demons and he has made it his mission to help others fight theirs. This patch is to honor those we lost and to remind those left behind how strong they are.
Bobby reminds himself and others on a regular basis that the one we lost is the one that would want you to live your life to the fullest.
- Purple background
- Embroidered patch measures 2"x3" with heat seal backing
- Designed by Bobby Henline
- Illustrated by Randy Jennings