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Veterans Can Now Wrap Themselves in Their Own DD-214 Blankets

A screenshot of a DD-214 blanket sold by the veteran apparel company American As F*ck. (Image via American As F*ck)

Inspired by the popular meme, veterans can now wrap themselves up in actual DD-214 blankets.

A popular meme in military culture has been brought to life by a veterans clothing site. The meme surrounds discharge papers — known by veterans as the DD-214. If you’ve spent any time on military or veteran-oriented Facebook pages and sites, you’ve probably seen a number of DD-214 memes. They usually appear in the comments section of a Facebook post that shows one of the less appealing elements of life in the military.

Then, someone who is no longer in the military, posts this in the comments:

dd214 meme

Now, the online store American As F*ck, a military and veterans clothing company, has a polyester fleece DD-214 blanket for sale.

Personally, I’m debating buying a DD-214 blanket, but I’m worried it’ll end up replacing my woobie.

James Clark is a staff writer for Task & Purpose. He is a former Marine combat correspondent and a veteran of the War in Afghanistan. You can reach him via email at James@taskandpurpose.com. Follow James Clark on Twitter @JamesWClark 

Brian Adam Jones is co-founder and editor-at-large of Task & Purpose. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and of the war in Afghanistan. The opinions stated in his work are his alone

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