If you feel slightly ashamed for not knowing why American soldiers were called "Doughboy" during the First World War, don't - because a lot of the Doughboys themselves didn't know either. One of them wrote to the editors at The Stars & Stripes to find out - here is the official explanation offered by the old salts at the paper. An attempt was also made to explain the term "Buck Private".
Click here if you would like to read an article about the Doughboy training camps.
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