army ranks [was: assorted comments]

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Thu Mar 30 18:21:02 UTC 2006

>  And even civilians are
> aware of the "Screaming Eagle," the "All-American," and the
> "Big Red One," I think.
> Let me revise that. Some U.S. Army units *do* have nicknames.
> Both the "Rock of Chickamauga" and the "Black (actually
> interracial <har! har!>) Panthers"
> were sent to Berlin to reinforce the Berlin Brigade after The
> Wall went up.

And another famous one is the "Buffalo Soldiers", which was stationed
here in Huntsville during the run-up to the Spanish American war.  The
neighborhood where
they and a couple of others bivouacked (?? -- a neat word with all five
vowels) is now
called Cavalry Hill.

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