Nicknames for U.S. Soldiers

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
  • “Jonny Rebel” A Confederate soldier during the Civil War.
  • “Billy Yank” A Union soldier during the Civil War.
  • “Doughboy” A World War I Soldier.
  • “Dogface” A World War II and Korean War Soldier.
  • “Grunt” A Vietnam War soldier.
  • “Leatherneck, Jarhead” A US Marine.
  • “Mustang” A commissioned officer who has advanced from an enlisted rank.
  • “Fall-Out” A soldier that can not keep up with his/her unit.
  • “Chalk” A group of airborne soldiers who deploy from the same aircraft.
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