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Fact or Fiction: Sharp pin used to help soldiers keep posture?

Posted: 1:51 PM, Aug 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-28 16:57:21-04
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(KGTV) - Are Chinese soldiers really placing a needle or pin in their uniform collar with the point facing the neck?

Yes.

This came to light from a recent picture posted on Twitter by "Discover and Know," which explained it's done to help soldiers keep their posture.

However, not all soldiers are forced to do this.

A 2009 New York Times article said this is a corrective measure only imposed on soldiers who have trouble maintaining the proper posture.