U.S. Army Soldiers from Delta Company, 1st Cavalry Division, 12th Infantry Regiment conduct a foot patrol in Khalis, Iraq, Feb. 21, 2007. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Andy Dunaway)
What’s the last guy in line thinking? I’ll bet it’s not
Thank God George Bush let me go to the National Training Center out in the desert. Otherwise I’d be totally unprepared for this sort of thing…
Also, the second guy has a 1st Marine Division combat patch. I had pointed one out on a soldier earlier, and I’ve seen a few since then. How many soldiers earned those? Soldiers can wear it if they were Marines (who saw combat) and then joined the Army or (probably more common) if they were in an Army unit attached to a Marine unit and saw combat.
Finally, I’ve been seeing more and more of the “subdued” green and black US flag patches, but as far as I know the regs still state (stupidly, IMHO) that only red, white, and blue flag patches are authorized. There were always a few pictures here and there of guys with the subdued patches, either because they didn’t get the word, they didn’t have the correct ones available, or because they were intentionally ignoring the reg. But it seems to be becoming more and more common in photos from the combat zone.
Pic from the Joint Combat Camera Center