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TATANKA
April 30, 2007, 02:44 PM
Why does your soldiers use your flag backward on their uniform arm???

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Jorg Nysgerrig
April 30, 2007, 02:48 PM
Not that this is remotely gun related, but the answer is so that it looks as those it is being carried forward. It is only reversed on the right arm.

http://www.flagpride.com/news/soldier.php
http://usmilitary.about.com/od/theorderlyroom/f/faqflag.htm
http://militarysalute.proboards45.com/index.cgi?board=flag&action=display&thread=1120314300
http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/faqs/q57.htm
http://www.wood.army.mil/ENGRMAG/PDFs%20for%20Apr-Jun%2004/Burgess.pdf

Carl N. Brown
April 30, 2007, 02:48 PM
US flag is worn as shoulder patchs with the
blue field (stars) facing forward,
so on the left shoulder, the
field is on the left side and
on the right shoulder, the field is
on the right side.

hso
April 30, 2007, 02:49 PM
Interesting question, but not firearms related and therefore off topic for THR. If you ask it over in Armed Polite Society you may find someone to answer.

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