illustrative drawings and text on this page are excerpted from
a U. S. Army Recruiting Service advertisement originally
published in 1946.*
used to picture the Infantryman as a foot soldier plodding through
a sea of mud. Today he is far from that. Today he is the most
versatile soldier on earth.
see him now parachuting from an airplane. . .hitting the ground
fighting. He charges down snowy slopes on skis. He scales lofty
mountain peaks with full pack. He floats to earth in gliders.
He storms beaches from landing craft and assault boats. He races
across country in speedy armored vehicles, combat cars and jeeps.
a one-man battery, firing rockets from bazookas and recoilless
rifles. He demolishes machine gun nests with flame throwers.
He does all this and more.
more than ever before, the Infantry is the Queen of Battles.
One of the proudest and most coveted honors any American young
man can win in peacetime is the blue and silver badge of Expert
Infantryman. On duty or off, he's a man who can hold his
own in any company.
outstanding as his wartime record is the Infantryman's long
history of service to the nation in peacetime. In times of disaster
flood, fire, hurricane it is usually the Infantryman
who brings relief, food, supplies to aid stricken citizens.
Infantry has made enormous strides in recent years, increasing
its mobility, speed and efficiency. And the work goes on. Constant
research is being devoted to developing new forms of equipment.
. . new vehicles. . . new techniques of operation to keep the
Infantry steadily on the road to greater effectiveness.
an exciting, adventurous, out-of-doors life. It may mean traveling
abroad, seeing foreign lands, representing Uncle Sam in occupied
countries. At home or abroad, it means an interesting, well-paid
career that holds the high respect of your fellow citizens.
are open to young men from 18 to 34 inclusive (17 with parents'
consent). A 3-year enlistment entitles you to choose your branch
of service and overseas theater (of those still open). Get all
the facts, especially about new higher Army pay, at your U.
S. Army Recruiting Station.
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Army Recruiting Service Your Regular Army Serves the Nation
and Mankind in War and Peace Choose This Fine Profession
advertising text and illustrations on this page are from a 1946
U.S. Army Recruitment Campagin and were published more than
60 years ago.