If you play dead in order to kill or capture an enemy in a war scenario, you are committing a war crime according to the Geneva Convention.
Nguyễn Ngọc Loan, the executioner from the famous Vietnam War photo, opened a pizza joint in Virginia after the war.
During the Vietnam War, a US task force known as ‘Tiger Force’ routinely cut of the ears of its victims to make necklaces from them. It was an indigenous belief among the Vietnamese that to get into the afterlife one’s body needed to be intact. So these soldiers are not just desecrating bodies, but trapping their souls here on earth.
US soldiers in WWII were promised a quart of ice cream if they refrained from killing Japanese POWs.
During its war against Iraq, Iran used school-age children to clear the ground for its regular troops by running over minefields.
During WWII a US congressman gave president Roosevelt a letter opener made from a Japanese soldier’s arm.