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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A U.S. Army foot soldier, especially in World War II.

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  • n. A generic name for a foot soldier, especially during World War II.

Etymologies

dog +‎ face (Wiktionary)

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  • A U.S. Army foot soldier, especially in World War II.

    The term gained a high profile when it was used in the Hollywood film, To Hell and Back, based on the best-selling autobiography of Audie Murphy, and starring the same. The film included a song, “The Dogface Soldier.�?

    July 11, 2009

  • Citation at dackel.

    June 13, 2009