At first reading this thread title, I assumed there was an infringement here, but not the case:
The first line of the article says a license was granted:
Recently, a low-level representative of the US Army granted a license to Sears to produce a clothing line which displayed the insignia of our Division. Sears released the clothing line in September.
This is what I see in the world more and more. While wearing a tee shirt isn't the same as someone wearing the actual insignia, as in, they got their hands on the real insignia and they are wearing it without earning it. Everyone knows the tee shirt wearer did not earn anything so it is meaningless in that regard -- it is a bit disrespectful in my opinion.
For those who fought and served, it means so much, and it's different for them than it is for us. Civilians can't understand the true meaning.
It's like so many other things that are going to the wayside in our society. Respect is going to the wayside, and someone representing the Army gave a LICENSE to Sears to do this.... so it's all approved by whoever issues the licenses... they've commercialized an honor.
Don't let it shock you, as all around us, these things are happening. Either have to stand up by not purchasing, or adapt.
There is a difference between being offended by someone's long hair or short hair, and being offended by a disrespectful situation to a group of people who deserve our utmost respect.
This is just my opinion, and you are free to be offended by it if you wish.
No disrespect was intended in the writing of this post.