Sunday, October 30, 2011
Photo courtesy military.com
The term "klick", used by the U.S. Military, is slang for kilometer, which is 1000 meters or 0.62 miles. Its use by the American military is speculated to have begun in the 1950's or 1960's, possibly when American soldiers heard this or a similar term used by Germans, or Canadians, or Australians when referring to kilometers.
For more information on this and other U.S. military history, visit the Olive-Drab website for a listing of military history websites.