ra·​dio·​man | \ ˈrā-dē-ō-ˌman How to pronounce radioman (audio) \

Definition of radioman

: a radio operator or technician

Examples of radioman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His father, Wayne, was a Navy radioman in the Korean War. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, "Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of Trump," 19 Aug. 2019 In 1969, Craig enlisted in the U.S. Navy, became a submariner, and served for four years as a radioman on the USS Von Steuben - based in Charleston, S.C. and Scotland., "Craig D. Weske," 18 June 2019 Robert entered the Navy while still a teenager and served as a radioman during World War II. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, "Robert Earle, 93, Moderator of TV’s ‘College Bowl,’ Is Dead," 7 June 2019 While serving as a radioman, Laurenzo was part of a team responsible for unloading 200 troops in eight minutes., "‘It was war.’ Oregon veterans recall D-Day," 6 June 2019 While serving as radiomen, Henry and Louie died on June 19, 1944 — 13 days after the D-Day invasion — when their ship hit an underwater German mine off Normandy’s coast and sank, according to the agency. Char Adams,, "On the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, Twin Brothers Who Died Together at 19 Are 'Finally Side By Side'," 6 June 2019 Harlan Lincoln Harner, a 19-year-old Army radioman, encountered a different boatload of troops early in the morning on June 7, just hours after his unit arrived at Gold Beach on the night of D-Day. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, "‘We’re Still in the Same Boat.’ As the World Marks 75 Years Since D-Day, the Men Who Were There Look Back—and Ahead," 5 June 2019 Two weeks after allied forces swept over northern France in the D-Day invasion, 19-year-olds Julius and Ludwig Pieper, Navy radiomen from Nebraska, were stationed off the coast of Normandy on a vessel called Landing Ship Tank 523. Ian Shapira, Washington Post, "Twin brothers died side by side in World War II. Now, they’re finally buried side by side.," 20 June 2018 Hibben, 87, received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his heroism while serving as a wireman and radioman in the Marine Corps. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora honors heroes for 'friendship, bravery and commitment' during Memorial Day service, parade," 28 May 2018

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1912, in the meaning defined above

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“Radioman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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