WHAT IS THE...
Spend $100.00 every month
and collect each limited
edition patch from 5.11®
HOW IT WORKS:
Each month 5.11 will feature a unique patch (not for sale).
You can collect each month’s patch by spending $100.00
or more exclusively at 511tactical.com and using the
special promo code for each month. The patch will
ship out with your order.
“SGT. MOLLY - BATTLE OF MONMOUTH 1778”
PITCHER / 511030
At the Battle of Monmouth in June 1778, Mary Hays attended to the Revolutionary soldiers by giving them water. Two places on the battlefield are currently marked as the "Molly Pitcher Spring." Mary Hays spent much of the early day carrying water to soldiers and artillerymen, often under heavy fire from British troops.
The weather was hot, over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Sometime during the battle, William Hays collapsed, either wounded or suffering from heat exhaustion. As her husband was carried off the battlefield, Mary Hays took his place at the cannon. For the rest of the day, in the heat of battle, Mary continued to "swab and load" the cannon using her husband's ramrod. At one point, a British musket ball or cannonball flew between her legs and tore off the bottom of her skirt. Mary supposedly said something to the effect of, "Well, that could have been worse," and went back to loading the cannon.
After the battle, General Washington asked about the woman whom he had seen loading a cannon on the battlefield. In commemoration of her courage, he issued Mary Hays a warrant as a non commissioned officer. Afterwards, she was known as "Sergeant Molly," a nickname that she used for the rest of her life.
This month’s patch features a full color die-cut woven patch with merrowed edge.
USE PROMO CODE: POTM030