St. Nicholas–A Marine?

The similarities are difficult to ignore.  St. Nicholas:

Defended the defenseless (the story about tossing bags of gold through a window to save the children from being sold),

Was a leader (he was a bishop.  Enough said),

Is often depicted wearing red (also associated with the USMC)

Willing to use appropriate force when needed (punching Arius the heretic in the nose).

Interesting, isn’t it?