One of the first things you notice upon seeing a member of the U.S. military is that their uniform is adorned in a variety of patches. These patches are sewn across the front and on both shoulders, and come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. But what do the patches on military uniforms mean?
To better understand these important identifiers on a military uniform, WizardPins has created the following diagram that breaks down each patch’s meaning, focusing on the patches that are worn on a Battle Dress Uniform (BDU), which is worn by armed forces during active duty and on combat missions.
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