In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Civilian target shooters, using Garands in matches against military riflemen equipped with match-grade M14s, found themselves at a severe disadvantage.
- One usually thinks of the paradigmatic soldier is the front line rifleman, or maybe a guy buttoned up in a tank.
- Two years and eight months later he would be a rifleman in an infantry platoon, being transported across the Pacific Ocean for the invasion of Japan.
- Elements of the 1st Battalion fought separate actions in the same general area attempting to clean up isolated enemy riflemen and machine-gun positions.
- Opinions began to alter during the wars of the mid-18th century and military riflemen appeared in most combatant nations' armies, albeit in small numbers.
- Though the automatic rifle has changed, the role of the automatic rifleman has not since its conception circa World War I. The automatic rifleman supports the infantry squad in the offense and defense.
- The main feeling in British military circles is that Brigadier David Richards' paratroopers and Gurkha riflemen will be in Sierra Leone ‘for as long as it takes’.
- In the 3rd Battalion, Company K had 17 riflemen left and Company I had eight riflemen left.
- Deploying, the riflemen heavily engaged the enemy on both sides of the road.
- During World War I, the USMC trained Marines to be expert riflemen first and foremost.
- Lately, some have been saying that every soldier is a rifleman.
- I doubt if we can ever train some soldiers who do specialist jobs to be riflemen.
- The key advantage of the M203 / M16 combination was that you could fire the grenade and then function as a rifleman without having to take time to reload.
- He was an infantry rifleman and spent 18 months there as a sniper.
- Instead of having nine squad leaders, we were forced to battle-roster 16 staff sergeants into various positions throughout the company, including positions as team leaders and riflemen.
- Soldiers and leaders of all ranks and positions, from riflemen to brigade and division commanders in country, were interviewed to obtain the most recent views of the COE.
- It was estimated in 1930 that 18 per cent of the riflemen in an average regiment had never fired a rifle and one-quarter had never thrown a grenade.
- Gunners and riflemen must identify sectors of fire and ensure all avenues of approach are covered.
- Rubin served with Company I, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, as a rifleman.
- By the time the Germans mounted their eighth assault, the remaining riflemen had exhausted their ammunition.
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