Not long ago, the question came up regarding the term 'Foxholes,' and its origin.After much ado, no origin was found for the word/term, although there were many differing opinions, as always. (the origin of "fighting hole' also was mentioned)
The following is from the book, "The Marines-A History," by Edwin Howard Simmons, 1974, Naval Institute Press, 3dEdition, page 100....
"The brigade consolidated on the seventh, digging a line of shallow rifle pits. Someone called them 'foxholes' and the name stuck...The 7th US infantry, half-trained, came up on the night of 16 June, and filed into the random line of foxholes..."
The above in regard to Belleau Wood, 1918)
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