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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-14-07 02:43 PM
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12. I started of as an army brat. It was always my understanding that
one did not salute when not in uniform.

The president, although Commander in Chief, is never in uniform, emphasizing
civilian control over the military. Even though Bush strutted around after his flight, he was not strictly in uniform, and I never recall seeing Eisenhower in one, war hero that he was. And I do not recall Eisenhower as president ever returning a salute.

To the best of my knowledge Reagan, who fought heroically on the back lots of Hollywood during WWII, was the first to do so.

If anyone knows more about this, I would appreciate being corrected, if wrong, along with links, if possible.
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  -Do they still salute with fingertip touching the far edge of the eyebrow? The Backlash Cometh  Nov-14-07 02:00 PM   #0 
  - I'm waiting for them to change it  hobbit709   Nov-14-07 02:02 PM   #1 
  - They are supposed to. But there are a lot of improper salutes out there--  wienerdoggie   Nov-14-07 02:02 PM   #2 
  - As he should  BOSSHOG   Nov-14-07 02:13 PM   #7 
  - Just wait till all vets are authorized the military salute.  Lasher   Nov-14-07 02:17 PM   #8 
  - I have been waiting for that as well  sailor65   Nov-14-07 03:08 PM   #14 
     - Yep, passed the Senate.  Lasher   Nov-14-07 04:26 PM   #23 
        - You're right  sailor65   Nov-14-07 06:13 PM   #28 
  - We used to hold our uniforms together with staples.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Nov-14-07 02:19 PM   #9 
  - LOL! I suppose. It's just funny to watch my husband stop an airman  wienerdoggie   Nov-14-07 02:20 PM   #10 
  - Same here.  Sequoia   Nov-14-07 03:54 PM   #20 
  - Don't know. But we used to enjoy saluting officers with armloads of groceries.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Nov-14-07 02:03 PM   #3 
  - Nah, they use the edge of their hand, while trying not to  hlthe2b   Nov-14-07 02:03 PM   #4 
  - Is there still no sound in space?  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-14-07 02:04 PM   #5 
  - I have been wondering -  DURHAM D   Nov-14-07 02:05 PM   #6 
  - I started of as an army brat. It was always my understanding that  Benhurst   Nov-14-07 02:43 PM   #12 
     - I remember Bill Clinton was continually ridiculed  DURHAM D   Nov-14-07 03:18 PM   #17 
        - It's a shame Clinton aped Reagan and didn't return to the  Benhurst   Nov-14-07 03:30 PM   #18 
  - Why does it even matter how soldiers salute?  tridim   Nov-14-07 02:22 PM   #11 
  - In the movies.  The Backlash Cometh   Nov-14-07 04:25 PM   #22 
  - Yes, for the most part.  sailor65   Nov-14-07 03:02 PM   #13 
  - So now we know what the Air Force was occupied with on 9/11! nt  hedgehog   Nov-14-07 03:56 PM   #21 
  - I can't help but wonder  sailor65   Nov-14-07 06:09 PM   #27 
  - That's how I remember it.  The Backlash Cometh   Nov-14-07 04:26 PM   #24 
  - US Army Field Manual of Drill and Ceremony  DemoTex   Nov-14-07 03:15 PM   #15 
  - ...  Benhurst   Nov-14-07 03:46 PM   #19 
  - I knew that photo would surface. Lol!  The Backlash Cometh   Nov-14-07 04:27 PM   #25 
  - When I was in the service, you only saluted if you were wearing a cover (hat/cap).  TomInTib   Nov-14-07 03:15 PM   #16 
  - I Never Quite Got the Hang of It.  Toasterlad   Nov-14-07 04:41 PM   #26 

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