The French Foreign Legion allows you to enlist with a fake identity, allowing members to effectively start their lives over.
A religion on a pacific island worships American soldiers and prays for their return.
South Africa developed nuclear weapons and then dismantled them for the sake of peace.
US taxpayers paid more to Israeli defense budget than Israelis.
Medal of Honor recipient Thomas Baker was gravely wounded and had his comrades leave him behind, propped up against a tree with a pistol that had 8 bullets remaining. Later they found his body next to the tree, surrounded by 8 dead Japanese soldiers.
A soldier returned from a deployment overseas to find his wife’s body in their home, dead of a heart attack, and their 2 children starved to death.
The only person a 5-star U.S. general will salute first (other than the president) is a Medal of Honor recipient.
Captain Ivan Castro is the only blind officer serving in the United States Army Special Forces.
A man who joined the Marines as a private, got promoted to Sergeant and then became an officer as a Lieutenant, then got discharged, enlisted as a Private again, then became an officer again, and ended up being a Lieutenant General.
The British Army issues antimicrobial underwear that can be worn for three months at a time.