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The US Military and saluting

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Fader

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Why is it Americans salute without head dress? I don‘t know, but I think it just looks retarded. Anyone have an explanation for that?
 

sgtdixon

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Just a Funny Side Note on Saluting and Americans

A week or Two back my Sqn held its annual review, my last before i go for BMQ in the fall, and our RO was an American Loo-Tenant Colonel, anemd Kaiser. Well During the march past when I called for an Eyes Right as passing the reviewing dais, all my officers saluted and he snapped off a quick salute, and then realized that the salute was still supposed to held until the unit had passed. Man did he have a red face


P.S. Do not make the following joke to your CO when the RO is 2 hrs late "Ve cannot start za war vith out za Kaiser!"
 

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The US Army has a strict policy of if your under cover (read indoors) you shall remove your cover. That one go me into a bit of trouble a couple times when on SUE with the Yanks. Secondly, as a sign of repect in a supriors‘ office wether indoor or out, you shall start and finish with proper compliments to your superior.

In Canada, we have a similar thing about coming to attention entering and exiting offices that is not far off.
 
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