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Old 05-01-22, 10:28 PM
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Default A Metal Badge Embedded in the Forehead: A Case Report of Military Uniform Safety

Have you ever seen a wound created by a military badge?

I came across an academic paper that highlights such a case -

"A 23-year-old male who works as military personnel has presented to the emergency department with a metal FB embedded in the left side of his forehead. He was involved in blunt force physical altercation while at work, and the metal badge of his uniform hat got embedded in his forehead".

Thought it might be of interest to some

Link to the paper is here for anyone interested:
https://www.cureus.com/articles/7925...uniform-safety
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Old 05-01-22, 10:36 PM
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Some altercation!

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Old 05-01-22, 10:52 PM
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Appears to be a Saudi Arabian cap badge. Hope he recovered OK.

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I figure either that really hurt, or he lost his hat and was just gung-ho about the regiment so wore his cap badge anyway!

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I figure either that really hurt, or he lost his hat and was just gung-ho about the regiment so wore his cap badge anyway!

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Is it / was it a USMC thing to "haze" newly qualified or promoted personnel by striking new arm or chest (head ?) worn insignia so that it was affixed by the pin fittings (without the clutches applied) piercing flesh?
I read that it was a practise that the military was taking action to prevent some years ago, think I read USMC rather than army.
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Is it / was it a USMC thing to "haze" newly qualified or promoted personnel by striking new arm or chest (head ?) worn insignia so that it was affixed by the pin fittings (without the clutches applied) piercing flesh?
I read that it was a practise that the military was taking action to prevent some years ago, think I read USMC rather than army.
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I remember that there was a ruckus years ago about the USMC doing that with freshly minted paratroops where their new qualification badges were pressed firmly/punched into the chest sans the pin retainers (butterflies?).

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Is it / was it a USMC thing to "haze" newly qualified or promoted personnel by striking new arm or chest (head ?) worn insignia so that it was affixed by the pin fittings (without the clutches applied) piercing flesh?
I read that it was a practise that the military was taking action to prevent some years ago, think I read USMC rather than army.
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"A 23-year-old male who works as military personnel has presented to the emergency department with a metal FB embedded in the left side of his forehead. He was involved in blunt force physical altercation while at work, and the metal badge of his uniform hat got embedded in his forehead".
Nearest I saw was a squaddie jumping out of an APC but not ducking down enough , his badge took the brunt of the force and gashed his forehead !


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Then there was the black plastic badge with a folded brass strip to fasten it to the beret. Second pattern worn by the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers in Northern Ireland. Foreheads must have been impaled!

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...49&postcount=3

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Different times I know but a common remedy for an incorrectly worn beret in the Coldstream Guards in the 80's was a sharp smack of the Cap Star with the heel of the hand by a Sergeant resulting in the miscreant having two lug shaped dents in the forehead! Better than being locked up and singing the bumper for a couple of hours though I suppose.

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Then there was the black plastic badge with a folded brass strip to fasten it to the beret. Second pattern worn by the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers in Northern Ireland. Foreheads must have been impaled!

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...49&postcount=3

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The first thing I thought of, that ridiculous RRF badge, when I read post no.1.
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