Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Fayettnam, NC (Centennial, CO)
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Well, you're kinda right. The union always faces forward, but not to be closest to the heart. This is another one that goes way back (the Army has a thing for tradition). Think of the old civil war era battles... there's always the guy in front carrying the flag, leading the troops to battle. Well, going forward, the breeze will carry the flag and blow it so the bars are pointed backward, and the union leads us to battle. And so the union always points forward.
But for EMS and non military uniforms... I don't know if this applies.
Also, adding to my last post... it's a .38 because the first sidearms used by the Army were .32 and .38, .38 being the more popular one. Again, tradition.
Last edited by mcantar18c; 08-05-2010 at 06:39 PM.