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https://www.google.com/search?q=why+is+army+flag+backwards&oq=why+is+army+&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l3.6018j0j4&client=ms-android-hms-tmobile-us&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8 Civilians often wonder why the US Army Flag Patch is reversed. The answer is: not all Army Flag Patches are reversed, but only those worn on the right shoulder. The ...


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This is required by US Army regulations. See Army Regulation 670–1 "Uniform and Insignia - Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia" PDF, p. 35: 21–18. Wear of U.S. flag embroidered insignia a. All Soldiers will wear the full-color U.S. flag embroidered insignia on utility and organizational uniforms, unless deployed or in a field ...


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Yes, many did. An image search reveals plenty of examples. Although I've found few with the straps hanging, most have the straps secured tightly behind the helmet. BAR Gunner, 1st Marine Division, Wana Ridge, Okinawa 1945 Three reasons are cited (and one which is my own speculation). In close combat, an enemy can grab the visor. The idea here is an ...


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Yes, they did. Not all, but a very many, especially the more veteran soldiers. I don't have time to get sources together, but will when I do. Reasons were varied. Some believed that being close to over-pressure events (artillery, etc) could cause a head injury with the large helmet being force up and the tough leather strap breaking the neck. This was ...


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