If you have had any exposure to the military, then you’ve probably heard the term “grunt.” To those on the outside, it can have a negative connotation. For those that have served, they will tell you that grunts deserve an immense amount of respect.
As an “Air-winger” in the United States Marines, I looked up to infantrymen (aka “grunts”) with intense admiration. They were the ones engaged in daily combat with the enemy. They were the ones experiencing the grind and sacrifice often associated with accomplishing the mission.