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why is the flag...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by THXEY, May 29, 2009.

  1. May 29, 2009 at 6:09 PM
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    THXEY

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    why is the american flag on the right shoulder on the marines uniforms backwards?
     
  2. May 29, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    Its not backwards....it is like that so it simulates that the flag is flowing through the wind as the wearer is moving forward in battle.
     
  3. May 29, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    When authorized for application to the proper uniform the American flag patch is to be worn, right or left shoulder, so that “the star field faces forward, or to the flag’s own right. When worn in this manner, the flag is facing to the observer’s right, and gives the effect of the flag flying in the breeze as the wearer moves forward. The appropriate replica for the right shoulder sleeve is identified as the ‘reverse side flag’.”
     
  4. May 29, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    ooooooh ok i get know thats cool ive always wonderd why thanks!
     
  5. May 29, 2009 at 6:32 PM
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    I think you mean Army. We don't do that, well not that I'm aware of.
     
  6. May 29, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    definately an army thing to simulate charging into battle
     
  7. May 29, 2009 at 6:40 PM
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    im nt really military fancy so i dont know a whole lot about the military
     
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