Soldier

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SOLDIER. A military man; a private in the army.
     2. The constitution of the United States, amend. art. 3, directs that no soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house, without the 'consent of the owner; nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

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The narrative of this work considers the common soldier as well as the prominent political and military figures in the conflict.
He preached the language of the common soldier, swore (and smoked) like a trooper, wrote letters home on their behalf, and generally convinced those in the trenches that he was one of them, not one of the others.
And, finally and most importantly, we need the commitment of all parties to the conflict, from the top commander to the common soldier, of their absolute resolve to respect, rather than attack, patients, health facilities and the MSF teams.
The greats of cinema from John Ford to Lewis Milestone, Wolfgang Petersen to Oliver Stone, have found the heroism of the common soldier one of the most potent themes for their classic films such as "The Lost Patrol" "A Walk in the Sun" "Das Boot" and "Platoon.
Bell Irvin Wiley's classic study of the common soldier in the Confederate army, The Life o f Johnny Reb, was path breaking when it was published in 1943.
Bradley, who served under General Dwight Eisenhower and commanded General George Patton, was known for being a pragmatic and disciplined leader who deftly managed the battlefield and acted in the best interest of the common soldier.
The first real American decoration meant for the common soldier, 1.
I think the common soldier sometimes has up to 130 pounds of gear, which is unbelievable when you think about it," Zweers said.
He was just a common soldier and his ranks are growing thin But his presence should remind us we may need his like again.
The title of the program will be "The Common Soldier of the Civil War.
Second, the community utilized a multitude of symbols--the common soldier of the Confederacy as the primary key to independence, the wicked northerner, and the invincible southerner--that created a perceived sense of cohesion, purpose, and optimism.