in·fan·try·man | \ˈin-fən-trē-mən \

Definition of infantryman 

: an infantry soldier

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After her husband, a veteran infantryman, left San Antonio in July, the family’s rented home developed a rat problem. Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News, "GI’s wife was invited to see the Spurs — and got the ride of her life," 22 Mar. 2018 Maciel, an infantryman who served in the Army for two years, is survived by his father and mother. Jeremy Redmon, ajc, "‘Apparent insider attack’ kills Georgia-based soldier in Afghanistan," 10 July 2018 The Stryker interim armored vehicle (IAV) is an eight wheeled armored fighting vehicle that carries up to nine infantrymen into battle. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Army Is Rushing to Field Drone-Killing Stryker Armored Vehicles," 7 May 2018 Some were related to his work as an infantryman and paratrooper. Greg Jaffe, Anchorage Daily News, "Imperfect answers: A JBER soldier was killed in action, and his parents ask why," 27 May 2018 Melissa Robison rappelled out of helicopters and set up telecommunications for infantrymen and engineers while serving in the Army's 101st Airborne Division. Daniel Langhorne,, "Orange Coast College students use 92-foot yacht as floating classroom," 25 May 2018 There’s an assortment of antiques that she's collected over the years, including a tube radio, TIME magazines from the decade, and an World War II infantryman’s jacket. Zahria Rogers, The Courier-Journal, "Modern meets antique. This Norton Commons cottage is the perfect combo," 21 June 2018 In 1943, Kissinger became a naturalized American citizen and served in WWII, first as an infantryman, then as an intelligence officer. Alejandro De La Garza, Time, "5 Refugees Who Changed Modern American History," 20 June 2018 After leading infantrymen in two wars and serving as a senior commander at Marine headquarters in the Pentagon, General Trainor turned to journalism. Richard Goldstein, New York Times, "Bernard E. Trainor, 89, General Turned Military Analyst, Is Dead," 4 June 2018

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1883, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of infantryman

: a soldier who is in the infantry

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