national guardsman

noun, often capitalized

Definition of national guardsman

: a member of a national guard

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And those who live at Mexico’s southern border believe bringing in national guardsmen will only be a boon to human smugglers. Washington Post, "Mexico’s crackdown on migrants sends some heading south," 17 June 2019 The confrontation in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz on Friday comes as Mexico expands immigration enforcement at the behest of the United States, creating new checkpoints and deploying thousands of national guardsmen across the country. Washington Post, "Migrants say police in Mexico opened fire on their truck, killing 19-year-old woman," 19 June 2019 So national guardsmen are targeting The Beast, the train that many migrants take north. Dallas News, "Mexico wrestles with its identity as the national guard helps Trump and López Obrador crack down on migrants," 29 June 2019 Mexico had already sent 2,000 national guardsmen to help police its southern border. The Economist, "Politics this week," 29 June 2019 The country has seen the largest protests since 2017, when 120 people died in clashes with national guardsmen and pro-government civilians who fired on the masked demonstrators in middle-class neighborhoods. Fabiola Sanchez, The Seattle Times, "Deadly crackdown stokes fear among protesters in Venezuela," 20 Feb. 2019 His family says he was last seen alive fleeing alongside other protesters through the dusty streets of the capital’s Las Adjuntas slum as national guardsmen opened fire on people who had blocked streets with mounds of trash. Fabiola Sanchez, The Seattle Times, "Deadly crackdown stokes fear among protesters in Venezuela," 20 Feb. 2019 The flood caused heavy damage in Ellicott City and killed a national guardsman who was swept away by floodwaters trying to help a resident. Ian Duncan,, "Maryland congressional delegation calls on Trump to approve disaster declaration for Ellicott City flood," 2 July 2018 During the storm, first responders, national guardsmen and other emergency workers unknowingly contaminated the carpet of the MVPD building by wearing rubber boots that had been in flood waters inside. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, "Memorial Villages police chief discusses hurricane season," 21 May 2018

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1831, in the meaning defined above

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