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Definition of Platoon

Platoon

  1. Formerly, a body of men who fired together; also, a small square body of soldiers to strengthen the angles of a hollow square.
  2. Now, in the United States service, half of a company.

Platoon Quotations

The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

We had times in '66 and '67 when we would pick up a platoon of privates out of the receiving barracks the week before we even graduated the platoon that we were on!
R. Lee Ermey

For some reason, the military seems more afraid of gay people than they are against terrorists, but they're very brave with the terrorists... If the terrorists ever got a hold of this information, they'd get a platoon of lesbians to chase us out of Baghdad.
Gary Ackerman

I think as a rifle platoon and company commander your view is about 1,000 meters in front of you and you hope you can cover that ground and not have to back up and give it up again.
Oliver North

Rough Riders took 13 weeks to shoot, plus a week of training. The same guy trained us trained the cast in Platoon. Except, instead of radios, we used bugles to signal.
Tom Berenger
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Platoon Translations

platoon in French is peloton
platoon in German is Polizeiaufgebot
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