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Posted By: Amos
08-Jun-07 - 12:46 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Buddy Can you Spare a Dime - who was Al?
Subject: RE: Origins: Who was Al in Buddy Can you Spare a Dime
They called him Al because it was his nickname. The generic US equivalent for Tommy, as a handle for a soldier, was not Al, but Joe, or G.I. Joe.


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