U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary


A Civil War era rank just below private. (background) Boys were “apprenticed” to the Marine Corps or Navy to learn useful jobs. Many later enlisted or joined the Marine Corps Band. In the Navy they were put on ship and made “powder monkeys”.

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DevilDogCorps.com is an unofficial online dictionary of terms and acronyms commonly used within the United States Marine Corps.