private first class

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private first class

n. pl. privates first class
1. A noncommissioned rank in the US Army that is above private and below corporal or in the US Marine Corps that is above private and below lance corporal.
2. One who holds this rank.

pri′vate first′ class′

a soldier ranking above a private and below a corporal or specialist fourth class in the U.S. Army, and above a private and below a lance corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps.
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Now the Marine Corps' history will reflect the identities of the six flag raisers as: Corporal Harlon Block, Private First Class Rene Gagnon, Private First Class Ira Hayes, Private First Class Harold Schulte, Private First Class Franklin Sousley, and Sergeant Michael Strank.
The attacks also claimed the life of Private First Class Ali Saeed al-Zahrani from frontier corps in the monarchy's Southwestern Asir region.
However, the ability of the team members from the 463d Military Police Company to quickly recognize and use each other's attributes proved to be the difference, as Sergeant Brenner's strength, Specialist Bido's endurance, and Private First Class Rogers' speed combined to set themselves apart from the rest of the field.
The Army private first class was in Baghdad in 2010 when he was arrested and charged with leaking files, including videos of a 2007 attack by an American Apache helicopter gunship in Baghdad that killed a dozen people, including two Reuters news staff.
Depending on your point of view, Private First Class Manning is either a first class hero or a first class zero for leaking 720,000 US military documents to WikiLeaks.
Additionally, First Class passengers will experience Emirates' ergonomically-designed private First Class suites, featuring privacy screens for maximum exclusivity and massage-enabled seats which convert into flat beds.
Age 87 | Hometown: Los Angeles | Private first class, 398th Engineer Regiment | Army | Europe
Private First Class Manning used the online ID Bradass87.
Larson served in Iraq from 2005 to 2006 as a private first class in the 220th Transportation Battalion based out of Keene, N.
It was the first news of 23-year-old Private First Class Bowe R Bergdahl since a Taliban video was released on July 18, certifying that he was in the captivity of the militants.
95) is the story of Marin Gunnery Sergeant James Mitchell and Private First Class Spivits who are called upon to make a 200-mile trek to bring an anti-cholera serum to a remote American consulate in Shunkien, China against impossible odds and the risk of their very lives.

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