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Friday, April 27, 2018

What Is a Devil Dog

A motivated U.S. Marine may also be known as a devil dog. The nickname was given to the marines by German soldiers during the Battle of Belleau Wood in 1918. The fierce fighting of the Marines left them with the nickname "Devil Dogs" April 1918 newspaper in the United States the LaCrosse Tribune described the marines using the term "Devil Dogs" Today, the term "Devil Dog" is a common nickname for all Marines. It is a historically accepted term of endearment and implies honor.

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