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This is the true origin of the Marine Recon paddle | We are the Mighty

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The decorated wooden paddles associated with Marine Force Recon originated with the Marine Raiders of WWII. There is a misconception the tradition was borrowed from the Vikings, but it actually is in homage to the Second World War Raiders who used wooden paddles for stealthy water approaches. Although the paddles were military issue, after soldiers spent so much time with them, they often found their way home.

Source: https://www.wearethemighty.com/mighty-history/history-of-marine-recon-paddle/


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