color bearer


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Noun1.color bearer - the soldier who carries the standard of the unit in military parades or in battle
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
soldier - an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention"
References in classic literature ?
They were new and beautiful, and the color bearer habitu- ally oiled the pole.
HIS SERGEANT SIGHTED THE UNION COLOR BEARER RIDING BEHIND THE LINE, DREW A BEAD, AND ON THE ORDER, FIRED .
Locke was appointed chairman of the Lancaster Veterans Memorial Committee and was both a member and historian of the American Legion Post 96, having marched as the color bearer in the Lancaster Memorial Day Parade annually for more than 60 years.