Originally Posted by mjkeat
It's backwards for a reason. It signifies charging into battle instead of retreating.
I had to look that up! It looks like that change occurred around 2004. When we deployed we got old DCUs and didn't have time to affix flags. I remember everyone being pissed because we didn't get to wear them. I always kept a "go to war flag" pinned in my PC for just this occasion. I ended up putting it in my front pocket just cause it didn't seem right.
Again, nice piece!