noun, plural guardsmen.
a person who acts as a guard.
a member of the U.S. National Guard.
British. a member of any select body of troops traditionally organized to protect the person of the sovereign.

1810–20; guard + -s3 or 's1 + -man Unabridged
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guardsman (ˈɡɑːdzmən)
n , pl -men
1.  (in Britain) a member of a Guards battalion or regiment
2.  (in the US) a member of the National Guard
3.  a guard

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One guardsman was treated and released at the hospital and another was admitted with heat prostration.
The guardsman also had physical access to repair parts, again without question.
A coast guardsman demonstrates honor in all things never lying, cheating, or stealing.
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