MARSOC Shadow Box

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Project by rmeredith posted 09-04-2015 12:59 PM 2058 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Several month’s ago I was contacted by the spouse of a deceased Marine to make her and her friend a shadow box to keep the patches their husbands collected while serving. The 2 MARSOC Marine members were part of the 7 man team that had been involved in a training exercise when the UH-60 crashed and killed all 7 Marines and 4 Soldiers back on 10 March 2015. I took on the challenge and I was asked if I could possibly make it with their emblem in it some how. I decided to go with the shield as the outer frame and the wing skull attached to the front. I used yellow-heart wood as the emblem is yellow. For the black I used a black gel stain. I used acrylic for the pain section and had etched the stars with a diamond tip drag bit.I carved everything on my CNC router which once I got everything dialed it went smooth for the most part. I was going to mail these out yesterday but I have decided to drive to NC from WV to hand deliver them and help attach the patches.

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#1 posted 09-04-2015 01:43 PM

They look amazing

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#2 posted 09-04-2015 02:23 PM

This is very nice work. Congratulations.

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#3 posted 09-04-2015 02:42 PM

Excellent work and your Patriotic compass is right on!

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#4 posted 09-05-2015 12:36 AM

An excellent tribute to courageous young men. One of my best friends is a MARSOC and I pray for his safety every day.

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#5 posted 12-19-2015 01:22 PM

This is great! I think one of the better parts is hand delivering them and assisting with placing the memorabilia.

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