rebel yell and yeehaw (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Wed Jan 25 15:20:45 UTC 2012

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> Jonathan, you if anyone would perhaps know the history of the
> "Hoo'-rah" (with stress on the first syllable), commonly associated
with the
> Marine Corps--for instnace, as a Corpsal response to "Semper Fi!"
> it's derived from a variant pronunciation of "Hurrah/Hurray" (with
stress on
> the second syllable), but when did it become separately lexified and
> by the Marines?

I'm pretty sure they didn't use the expression in "Gomer Pyle USMC".

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