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Posted: 8/14/2005 10:25:14 AM EDT
Just wondering why current military have the reverse American Flag Patch. I know the actual wearing of the flag is due to War time but I don't understand the whole reverse thing. I know this is the place for answers, you guys never let me down.
R2K out
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 10:27:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 10:27:53 AM EDT
the stars are towards the front of the uniform because they are meant to look as if the flag is being carried on a pole, in which case the stars would be forward.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 10:28:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheTacticalSolution:
stars go forward


Union goes in the direction of travel.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 10:28:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheTacticalSolution:
stars go forward

+1. The flag is always displayed on the uniform as if it is charging forward, not retreating.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 10:30:48 AM EDT
The flag is to look as it is flying against a breeze to denote advance and not retreat.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 10:33:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2005 10:36:55 AM EDT by right2keep]
Thanks. I'm assuming then it is worn in the reverse on the right side then.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 10:34:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 10:50:49 AM EDT
Guess you've never seen the tails of any USA flagged aircraft then.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 10:51:40 AM EDT
The US flag never retreats.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 10:54:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 10:55:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 11:05:44 AM EDT
Personally, I think someone just screwed up and got ten gazillion reversed patches. Then someone decided that instead of being uncontroversial, ordering the correct patch and put in on the left sleeve, they're simply instruct people to put it on the right sleeve instead.

Left would probably have made more sense anyway. Everyone has a unit patch for it to go under, instead of the whole 'rip it off, and then resew it' business if you get a combat patch on the right.

Link Posted: 8/14/2005 11:11:32 AM EDT
HAHA, that's funny.

Originally Posted By TheTacticalSolution:

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Guess you've never seen the tails of any USA flagged aircraft then.

I've seen a bunch, but I've never seen the tail of an aircraft sewn onto the shoulder of a uniform.

Link Posted: 8/14/2005 11:13:57 AM EDT
The flag is always advancing, never retreating.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 11:27:11 AM EDT
I was at the Edward AFB open house, Palmdale, Calif(100 miles n. Los Angeles), all of the USAF planes with the USA flag on the tail were this way.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:36:14 PM EDT
Sssshhhh! Don't tell anybody! Its because the Trilateralists / Bildenburgers / Illumanati ordered the secret UN Soviet divisions hidden under US cities to come out and follow the bar codes on the road signs to the FEMA extermination camps. There they changed into US uniforms under a gold fringed Admiralty law flag and had them sew the reversed flag on to symbolize the reversal of the Constitution. Then they all got on black helicopters and flew off to do Cheney's PATRIOT ACT bidding. I read it on the Internet so it must be TRUE!!!!!

Actually, its for the reason given above. The hoist side of the flag is where the Union (the blue field with 50 stars) is. When its on a pole and carried forward, the Union advances (I've carried a flag or two and I have a Civil War-era regulation Army silk 6' (on the hoist) x 6.5' (fly) National color by my desk, on a regulation 9 foot pike.

Or you can believe whatever you want. Its the internet.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:54:04 PM EDT
Are you ready for htis our former chief had us with the stars at the back...we have bitched ofr years and are finally getting them reversed...we will need to whistle the Gary Owen at muster
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 4:45:57 PM EDT
DUPE! circa March 2003

There were untold threads about this when the US invaded Iraq and soldiers were constantly on the news.

The second-most asked question was "Why are their uniforms in desert camo but their body armor's woodland?"

Why do you think? For 50 years, all the oil and Halliburton contracts were in Germany.
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