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The Infantry Theater shows a short film at regular intervals that gives a glimpse of what is described as "the mindset of the infantryman," letting combat veterans speak for themselves.
While the author was an MP instead of an infantryman and therefore believes himself possibly fortunate not seen any actual combat, his book is not really about the fighting in Vietnam; it's a story of the author, his dad, Per, Mai, and Phuong--and it's a story well worth reading.
We will miss Michael as a friend and as a fellow Light Infantryman.
The average infantryman carries 85 pounds of gear into battle, according to officials at the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Ga.
Perhaps it takes someone like Paul Fussell, a poet and a literary historian and--not incidentally--a combat infantryman, to peer into the minds of those who have lived through the ultimate experiences of their lives before the age of 21.
I've been an infantryman for almost 20 years, and I got my CIB the hard way.
With age came celebrity, and his diaries were published last year as L'ultimo Fante, The Last Infantryman.
Eads has developed an equipment concept tailored to the new demands made on the armed forces, wherewith the infantryman is equipped with a ballistics-protective vest, nuclear, biological and chemical protection, night vision equipment and digital navigation and communication equipment as well as improved armament.
Army as a light weapons infantryman in South Vietnam, I knew then that I wanted to continue to serve our nation in some capacity.
Lieutenant Commander Andrew Johnson, a former infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division and a VQ-2 aireraft/mission commander, reported to Camp Commando in Kuwait as the VQ/patrol liaison to the Marines.
O'Dell, an infantryman in Betancourt's platoon, offered an even more pointed observation: "You call Donald Rumsfeld and tell him our sorry a**es are ready to go home.
He saw combat as an infantryman in World War II and came away from that war with the belief that war does not solve the fundamental problems that face the human race.