Quiz: Can You Match These American Military Unit Nicknames to the Correct Branch of Service?
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Can You Match These American Military Unit Nicknames to the Correct Branch of Service?
By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

The United States Armed Forces is a sprawling entity made up of five service branches, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. During their service, many units earn legendary nicknames that speak to their heroism or suffering on battlefields around the world. In this quiz, if we offer up a famous unit’s nickname, do you think you can match it to the correct branch of the military?

For example, the "Super Sixth" is the Army’s Sixth Armored Division. It was formed in 1942 as an armored unit meant to collide with the Axis, and that’s just what these men did. From the beaches of Normandy to the jungles of the South Pacific, the Super Sixth became an iconic part of the Allied efforts to beat back Germany and Japan.

The 2nd Infantry Division is known as “Indianhead.” Why? Because of the distinct silhouette of a Native American warrior found on its insignia. The 3rd Infantry Division is the “Rock of the Marne,” because in World War I, as many other units retreated, it stood up to blistering German attacks, just like a rock in a hurricane.

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