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11 Best-ever Nicknames of Military Leaders

Way better than what our Drill Instructors called us in boot camp.
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Gen. Norman “The Bear” Schwarzkopf

11.) Francis “The Swamp Fox” Marion

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Brig. Gen. Francis Marion was best known for leading guerilla fighters through the woods and swamps of the southern colonies during the American Revolution. After repeatedly being harassed by Marion and his men, the British sent Col. Banastre Tarleton to hunt him down.

Marion evaded Tarleton over and over again. When a 26-mile chase through the swamps game up empty, Tarleton complained that he would never find that “swamp fox” and the name stuck.

 

This article originally appeared on We Are The Mighty.

 

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11 Best-ever Nicknames of Military Leaders
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11 Best-ever Nicknames of Military Leaders
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Many get nicknames in the military, usually something derogatory. But not these guys. These 11 military leaders got awesome nicknames by doing awesome stuff.
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2020-12-07T15:06:13-04:00
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