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an enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines

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Drafted as a buck private, worked his way up to executive assistant adjutant general of 1st Air Division in England.
Well, it was a little easier for Abbott and Costello in 1941 when they filmed Buck Privates, the movie that made them superstars.
Buck Privates opens with newsreel footage of President Franklin Roosevelt signing the Selective Service and Training Act, yet our comic heroes--rotund and klutzy Herbie Brown (Lou Costello) and lean and acerbic Slicker Smith (Bud Abbott)--somehow join the army by mistake while on the run from police officer Collins (Nat Pendleton), who ends up being their sergeant.
World War II was an occasion not only for solemn unity of purpose but for stupid comedies like Abbott and Costello's Buck Privates and Hal Roach's The Devil With Hitler, a two-reeler so bad it should have been deployed as a terror weapon itself.
I particularly commend the sidelong but clear analysis of how Sergeants in our Ultra-Prussian Army speak to buck privates.
The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B was a great hit for The Andrews Sisters who performed it in two movies - Buck Privates (1951) and Swingtime Johnny (1944).
The Andrews Sisters made the song famous when they performed it in the 1940 Abbott and Costello movie Buck Privates.
This sort of work remains to be done by some channel-surfing scholar of the future who may stumble upon an AMC showing of Buck Privates Come Home (1947) or who may run across a friend's VHS (and soon DVD