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  • adj. working
  • adv. during combat


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  • When Taliaferro fell, the new brigadier, William E. Starke, who had received his appointment August 6 and never had handled a brigade in action until Groveton, suddenly found himself in command of the most famous division of the army.


  • Daniel J. Callaghan was killed in action during a night battle with Japanese warships near Guadacanal on Friday, November 13, 1942.


  • The most distinguished of those killed in action was Franklin Paxton, who fell on the morning of May 3.


  • The men were always depicted as theaction gender, be they cowboys in action against the Indians, a soldier in action against the Japanese, or an astronaut saving humanity.

    Riding Rockets

  • I am a firm believer in action when this happenswhenever I have hit a roadblock in my life, doing something, anything, gets me on track to finding the solution.


  • It is known that James J. Ashford, a member of Training Class 2-49 who later was killed in action while serving with Armstrong in VF-51, received “Outstandings” in all categories, with a 4.0 in “Character.”

    First Man

  • Until May 1 the North Carolinian never had led in action the fine brigade of George Anderson that had been committed to him.


  • Derwish eventually persuaded the six men that they should go to Afghanistan to see the Taliban in action and deepen their commitment to jihad by attending training camps there.

    The Longest War

  • Hood was promoted and transferred to another army and was succeeded not by Micah Jenkins, as Longstreet wished, but by Charles W. Field, who had never led a division in action and had not served in the field since Second Manassas.


  • Mike Parr, one of my groomsmen, would be killed in action seventeen months later.

    Riding Rockets


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