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Use of the word "trooper"

Posted by Stephen B. McCartney on Saturday, 4 April 2015, at 9:55 a.m.

Way back in the early 80's, a former cavalryman of the late 1930's-early 40's, told me that for a cavalryman to address another as, "trooper", was considered an insult. Other than reading King, et al,, using the term, I don't recall IW period enlisted men using the term. However, the period song, Fiddler's Green, does use the word several times. Go figure.


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