Categories: GENERAL ADVICE
Military Handbooks: The Plattsburg Manual
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.
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.