ground-pounder

ground-pounder

n. an infantry soldier. (Military.) If you join the army, it means a lot of your life spent as a ground-pounder.
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Two cinematic potboilers, Korean Patrol and A Yank in Korea, sugarcoated the ground combat while waving Old Glory but The Steel Helmet pushed aside the usual patriotic bromides and focused on the unsightly truths every ground-pounder encountered.
AWF1 Pangia and I were excited about being the first qualified ground-pounders to perform a low-power engine turn after a modification.
Mal O'Neill, assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, said Nett Warrior brings to ground-pounders what the F-22 Raptor brings to pilots and the Ml Abrams tank to tankers.