What does the red piping on the marine dress blue uniform stand for?

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The red piping comes from the Revolutionary War. At that time the US did not have money for uniforms. It was customary for Marines to take the uniforms of fallen British Troops (their red coats). This created a problem in that they would be mistaken as British forces. To prevent this from happening they would turn the coats inside out. The coats were lined with a dark blue liner and where all the different seems were the red would show thru. Hence the red piping along the seems of the Dress Blue Coat.
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