The Mayhem T-Shirt

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In 2004, Colonel Mark Smith (Mayhem 6 Actual) led 2nd Battalion 24th Marines during combat operations in Mahmudiyah Iraq. The AO was named the Triangle of Death and at the time was the deadliest area in Iraq. Countless stories have since been told of Colonel Smith and his Marines who fought fiercely and saw a dramatic change in the area. They provided security for the historic election process in Jan 2005.

The Marines of 2/24 endured regular mortar attacks, car bombings and firefights. The battalion earned the nickname “the Mad Ghosts” for operations that kept the insurgents off-balance, including frequent night raids. Colonel Smith led from the front, he didn't sit behind a desk often. He was regularly on patrol with his Marines engaging directly with the locals to learn the pulse and dictate his leadership on the ground. He showed no fear and never rested. But for all his toughness and bravura, Smith was not afraid to show his emotions.

Colonel Smith wrote regular letters to the families of the Marines he led, to make sure they knew the importance of their mission and how well they were executing it.

“The tears are literally falling on to my desk. I love every one of these guys,” Smith told the Journal Sentinel in a satellite phone interview in January 2005.

Colonel Smith was diagnosed with Lung cancer in 2012. This would be his toughest battle yet. He fought bravely until March 2019 when passed away. His Marines and members of the community that knew him, all regard him with the highest respect. He truly was a Leatherneck for Life. There are many lessons to be learned from the man. 

In honor of Colonel Smith, we present the Mayhem shirt. Featuring his Callsign and the Mad Ghost logo used during the 2004 - 2005 campaign. Colonel Smith had this logo tattooed on his chest, that's how close it was to him. A portion of the proceeds from the shirt will go to honor him by raising money to train a service dog who will be respectfully named "Mayhem"

Links to share about Colonel Smith

Remembering the Legacy of Col Mark Smith - WISHTV

Col Mark Smith Remembered - CBSNews.com

CBS Evening News - Twitter

Marine Col Laid to Rest - Stripes.com

 

About the T-Shirt:

 PRE-ORDER ITEM AVAILABLE TO SHIP 5/21

  •  Designed, manufactured & printed exclusively in the USA
    • This T-Shirt is 100% American-made cotton
    • Soft printed design for the ultimate in comfort and style
    • Available in Size S-4X
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    P.K.
    Love my Mayhem shirt...

    I wear this Mayhem shirt in honor of Col Mark A. Smith.... May he now rest in peace in heaven.. However he is and will be sorely missed here on earth..

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    D.K.

    Semper Fi!

    K
    K.C.
    Great fit and comfy

    Love the design and what it stands for. The order was quick and easy. The price was reasonable and the shirt feels great.

    B
    B.D.
    Awesome shirt

    This is a great shirt, much respect for 2/24. Was in Golf Co in the 1990's.

    Semper Fi!

    J
    J.N.
    For an awesome cause.

    Love this tee. Both the reason for making this tee, and the quality of it.