veteran soldier

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Noun1.veteran soldier - a serviceman who has seen considerable active serviceveteran soldier - a serviceman who has seen considerable active service; "the veterans laughed at the new recruits"
military man, serviceman, man, military personnel - someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; "two men stood sentry duty"
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"You have seen a veteran soldier resigned to his life of wretchedness, and now you are about to see an old agricultural laborer who is submitting to the same lot.
But perfect discipline and steady and unchanging valour can do wonders, and one veteran soldier is worth two young ones, as soon became apparent in the present case.
This the knight was chiefly desirous of avoiding, conscious that the men whom he led, being hasty and untrained volunteers, imperfectly armed and unaccustomed to discipline, must, upon any sudden attack, fight at great disadvantage with the veteran soldiers of the Norman knights, who were well provided with arms both defensive and offensive; and who, to match the zeal and high spirit of the besiegers, had all the confidence which arises from perfect discipline and the habitual use of weapons.
PM Youth Programme's deputy secretary is also a part of the council, whereas Major Tanvir Shafi, the veteran soldier who had fought in the Operation Zarb-e-Azb, is amongst the prominent members of the council.
An Egyptian soldier celebrating after the destruction of Bar-Lev line on October 6th, 1973 - File Photo CAIRO -- 25 May 2019: Former veteran soldier, whose picture became famous and popular for the whole world when Egypt defeated Israeli troops in the 6th of October war in 1973, passed away in his 70s on Friday.
And DUP politicians said failure to find his killer would show an "unbalanced" approach as British veteran Soldier F faces prosecution over Bloody Sunday 47 years ago.
Prince Harry has been hailed as "genuinely caring" by a veteran soldier.
On the death of veteran soldier, former Commander-in-Chief of the Pakistan Air Force, Air Marshal Asghar Khan, who died on January 5, 2018, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman telephoned his son Ali Asghar Khan and sought his permission to bury the body at PAF Academy Risalpur.
What dumbfounded me is the veteran soldier then abandoned three stars voluntarily and reduced his rank to lieutenant-colonel so he could be sent to Korea.
He was not only a dedicated and a veteran soldier, but he was also committed to democracy.
Set on an island gripped by perpetual winter, the game follows a mercenary, a traveller, a veteran soldier and Setsuna.
Cameras follow 22-yearold former IT worker Jac, 28-year-old ex-currency trader Harry and 40-year-old veteran soldier and peace activist Jim as they face up to the brutal realities of 'amateur' fighting on the frontlines.

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