dave at WILTON.NET
Tue Apr 15 18:05:46 UTC 2003
I wouldn't be surprised if the phrase was also influenced by the German word
(which I didn't know about). After all, there were lots of US troops in
Germany. The "strack" spelling, in particular, could be a conflation of the
> Well, I stand--or sit--corrected. Thanks for the enlightening
> post, Dave.
> > "STRAC" is an old military acronym for "Skilled,
> Trained/Tough, Ready Around
> > the Clock."
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