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[[Image:Soldier in Class A Uniform.jpg|right|thumb|200px|{{#ifexist:Template:Soldier in Class A Uniform.jpg/credit|{{Soldier in Class A Uniform.jpg/credit}}<br/>|}}[[United States Army]] Soldier in Class A uniform]]
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The image typically conjured by the term '''Soldier''' is that of a member of the [[Armed Forces]] trudging through the woods, with a large pack on their back and wearing thick boots. This imagery is accurate - soldiers specialize in serving primarily as defenders of a country's land.
 
The image typically conjured by the term '''Soldier''' is that of a member of the [[Armed Forces]] trudging through the woods, with a large pack on their back and wearing thick boots. This imagery is accurate - soldiers specialize in serving primarily as defenders of a country's land.
 
 
[[Image:Soldier in Class A Uniform.jpg|right|thumb|200px|{{#ifexist:Template:Soldier in Class A Uniform.jpg/credit|{{Soldier in Class A Uniform.jpg/credit}}<br/>|}}[[United States Army]] Soldier in Class A uniform]]
 
  
 
The term generally refers to an individual serving in a nation's [[Army]], although in the media "Soldier" or "troop" has referred to members of the Armed Services as a whole. For example, Marines are technically ''not'' soldiers, but the media has referred to "soldiers in the field" in a more general way.
 
The term generally refers to an individual serving in a nation's [[Army]], although in the media "Soldier" or "troop" has referred to members of the Armed Services as a whole. For example, Marines are technically ''not'' soldiers, but the media has referred to "soldiers in the field" in a more general way.

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United States Army Soldier in Class A uniform

The image typically conjured by the term Soldier is that of a member of the Armed Forces trudging through the woods, with a large pack on their back and wearing thick boots. This imagery is accurate - soldiers specialize in serving primarily as defenders of a country's land.

The term generally refers to an individual serving in a nation's Army, although in the media "Soldier" or "troop" has referred to members of the Armed Services as a whole. For example, Marines are technically not soldiers, but the media has referred to "soldiers in the field" in a more general way.