Definition of DEPLOY

transitive verb

1 a : to extend (a military unit) especially in width b : to place in battle formation or appropriate positions

2: to spread out, utilize, or arrange for a deliberate purpose<deploy a sales force> <deploy a parachute>

intransitive verb

3: to move, spread out, or function while being deployed<the troops deployed along the front> <the parachute failed to deploy>



World War II saw the largest deployment of American military forces in history. Hardly a household existed without a relative or neighbor overseas.  In those days, the man was usually the head of the household, and the wife managed the home and most family matters. When the husband “signed up,” it meant leaving the home, the job, the community leaving the wife and children to take over the responsibilities of the “home front.” Soldiers had to do their best to assure that pay and benefits included family members, but it must be said that neither pay nor benefits of most World War II soldiers went very far. Soldiers also had to worry about the farm, the family business, and family finances while focusing on waging war.



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