Examples of infantry in a Sentence
He joined the infantry after leaving school.
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None of the four held the Army’s combat infantry badge or combat action badge, which are awarded to troops who have seen action with an enemy.
Women were integrated into the prestigious (and general-producing) infantry in the past couple of years, but today’s new lieutenants won’t lead their services until the 2040s.
Take Mallory Dinkel, an Air Force infantry soldier who had her leg and hips severely damaged in an attack on her Humvee in Kuwait in 2004, but returned for multiple combat tours in Iraq before being medically discharged in 2013.
The Marines are about to have their first-ever female infantry officer!
The Allies — including the Soviet Union on most occasions — usually avoided starting theater wars that ended in multi-year infantry quagmires.
The lieutenant, who wants to keep her identity private, successfully completed the 13-week training in Quantico, Virginia, becoming the U.S.'s first-ever female infantry officer.
The Marine Corps is set to have its first female infantry officer, a milestone in its nearly 250-year-long history.
Visitors can watch artillery, cavalry and infantry demonstrations.
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The Italian word fante (from Latin infans, “infant, child”) originally meant “child,” later “youth, boy,” and then “servant.” In the 14th century, fante also took on the sense “foot soldier.” In Renaissance times, the fanteria, foot soldiers collectively, became a significant branch of arms, and the Italian word infanteria, was borrowed into English in the 1500s.
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