Army Slang

The following army slang is universally employed:

Bunkie--the soldier who shares the shelter half or tent of a

comrade in the field. A bunkie looks after his comrade's property

in the event the latter is absent.

Doughboy--the infantryman.

French leave--unauthorized absence.

Holy Joe--the chaplain.

K.O.--the commanding officer.

On the carpet--a call before the commanding officer for



Rookie--a new recruit.

Sand rat--a soldier on duty in the rifle pit during target


Top sergeant--the first sergeant.

Come and get it--the meal is ready to be served.