Nadezhda Durova (1783-1866), daughter of a Russian Army Officer, disguised herself as a man, serving in a Cavalry Regiment during the Napoleonic Wars. She was the first recorded Female Officer in the Russian army, and was awarded the Cross of St George for bravery under fire.
In 1973, during his stay in Vietnam, Henry Moak was issued a combat ration that included a can of pound cake, manufactured in 1969. He vowed to eat the pound cake when he retired from the Army. On July 24, 2009, Colonel Moak opened the forty-year-old can and kept his word.
During the Austro-Prussian War, Liechtenstein had an army of 80 men. During the conflict no men were injured or killed and they returned home with 81 men because they’d made an Italian friend along the way. The army was then disbanded and Liechtenstein hasn’t had a military since.
50% of female US marines failed the minimum requirement of 3 pulls ups.
The British army tested LSD on its Marines in 1964… and filmed it.
Swedish 20 year old once bought a military uniform with the sergeants grading still on. He managed to attend a live fire exercise for three days.
When a man asked Xerxes to exempt his eldest son from serving in the army, he had the young man cut in half and ordered his army to march between his two parts.
There was a small group of Korean soldiers during World War II who were captured and forced into the Japanese army, then captured and forced into the Soviet army, then captured and forced into the Nazi German army, and ended up fighting in the Invasion of Normandy where they were captured once again by American forces.
In 1788, the Austrian army accidentally attacked itself and lost 10,000 men.
Costa Rica has no army, it abolished it in 1949.