PDW Tout Le Sang Qui Coule Rouge Morale Patch

"Tout Le Sang Qui Coule Rouge". Translates as "All Blood Runs Red" and along with the bleeding heart graphic, was painted on the fuselage of the Spad S.VII piloted by Eugene Bullard during WWI. This morale patch is in honor of this man's remarkable life, whose exploits read like fiction, except it was not.
  • Born in Georgia in 1895, Eugene lit off to Europe as a young teen stowing away on a German freighter. Making his way to England he was, among other things, part of a vaudeville act and a prize fighter. Settling in France, Eugene fought in WWI with the French Foreign Legion as a machine gunner and then fighter pilot withe French Air Service.

    After the war Euegen became a jazz drummer and operated a jazz night club in Paris. During this time he counted the likes of Louis Armstrong, Josephine Baker, and Langston Hughes as his friends and associates. Ernest Hemingway even made a character for Bullard in his book, The Sun Also Rises. In the period leading up to WWII, Eugene was enlisted by the French government as a spy where he would collect intelligence on the Germans who would frequent his night club. With the invasion of France by Nazi Germany, Eugene again picked up arms to fight with the French 51st Infantry Regiment, but eventually had to make his way back to the US with the fall of France to the Nazis.

    In 1994 Eugene Bullard was posthumously commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in USAF. During his lifetime, Eugene Bullard was awarded 15 French war medals, including the Knight of the Légion d’honneur, Médaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre, Volunteer’s Cross (Croix du combatant volontaire), Wounded Insignia, World War I Commemorative Medal, World War I Victory Medal, Freedom Medal, and the World War II Commemorative Medal. Eugene Bullard's life was exemplified by the pursuit of personal freedom, equality, courage, duty and honor.
  • Specifications:

    • Height: 3.5"
    • Fully Embroidered Polyester Thread on Canvas Backing
    • Hook Backing with Cover