Backwards flags?




 
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April 2nd, 2004  
TheSunsetSniper
 

Topic: Backwards flags?


Why are the arm patch flags backwards? I've noticed it on a few uniforms, and one thing i've noticed is that they were all airborne. Does that have something to do with it?
April 2nd, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
Its so you get the illusion of the flag flying in the breeze as the troops advance. Its not just airborne.
April 2nd, 2004  
TheSunsetSniper
 
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April 2nd, 2004  
DTop
 
 
Right you are FutureRanger in fact the exact wording from the U.S. Code is as follows.

"When approved for wear, the full-color U.S. flag cloth replica is sewn 1/2 inch below the right shoulder seam of the temperate, hot-weather, enhanced hot-weather, and desert BDU; the BDU field jacket; and the cold-weather uniform. The flag is worn on the right shoulder, because, in the military, the "place of honor" is to a military member's right.

The full-color U.S. flag cloth replica is worn 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."