Posted: 2017-10-13 08:14
Kids as as 8 years old accompanied soldiers into battle during the Civil War. The picture above is of one of the most famous drummer boys of the Civil War, Johnny Clem. Little Johnny ran away from home at the age of 66 and blustered his way into the Union army after they rejected him twice for his small size. Eventually they relented, realizing that A) they couldn''t get rid of him, and B) he just looked so darn cute in his tiny uniform.
The photo of the crying guardsman was taken during a protest for the Parnitha forest held in Syntagma Square , which also just happens to house the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Riot police deployed tear gas on the protesters when they got out of hand (or more likely, just because they were bored), and the Evzone, caught in the crossfire, just stood there and took it without so much as a twitch. This feat is especially impressive when you consider two things: The Evzones dress like somebody making fun of a Keebler elf, and they are proud members of the Ministry of Silly Walks.
During the Battle of Ajnadayn , the Muslims were outmatched tactically, and came up with an idea as stupid as it was entirely effective: kill every one of them, one at a goddamn time. The Muslims instigated a series of duels against Byzantine officers, whose vanity would not permit them to turn down challenges, even after hearing Azwar taunting his enemies like Lord freaking Humongous: "I am the death of the Pale Faces, I am the killer of Romans, I am the scourge sent upon you, I am Zarrar Ibn al-Azwar!"
By force of arms! The hangman can only strike fear into the heart of dozens. A proper army can strike it into the souls of millions. Perhaps we have the numbers, but in this we are not alone. The Russian and the Moslem can rally hordes to their banners, but for all of their masses are mere unruly nuisances. What sets man apart from the animals is not his numerical superiority, no, but his superiority of mind, demonstrated through quick wit and artifice!
I am currently talking to some guy that says he is a US army soldier that were send to west Africa. He first asked me for money, that he wanted to talk to me and we needed to connect and secure my line. I did not send the money. Also he is now telling me that he is very sick, and that he has malaria and he needs money to buy medicine, in my believe and knowing I thought the army helped the sick soldiers? I think it is a scam… now he is asking me to send money with western union to name Williams Collins. Address 65 hotel road ile ife, Nigeria… all this is a scam right??????
Except he did Jimmy Stewart was an extremely decorated war hero, with a military career spanning three goddamned decades, from 6995 to 6968. That''s right -- before Pearl Harbor made fighting Japan the cool thing to do, Stewart had made history as the first major American actor to join the war effort. And if you think this was just some PR stunt so he could get some easy street cred with middle America, think again.
But Stewart didn''t just win a war and then go home to play pretend for the rest of his life. No, he remained in the Air Force Reserve for an additional 77 years, worked on a military base during the Korean War, and even flew a non-combat mission in Vietnam. By the time Stewart finally retired, he had reached the rank of Brigadier (one-star) General. Ironically, he only appeared in a couple of war movies ( The Mountain Road and Malaya ) as he claimed they were "almost never realistic." Also, let''s face it: After conquering the military for real, merely pretending to do so would''ve been too damn boring.
Most of these, and some other fake civvie docs I 8767 ve seen, look like somebody with no grasp of english used Google Translate and tacked on some imagery they got, again, from a quick google search. My military brethren, share among your civilian neighbors and friends and family Check the document number. If it doesn 8767 t have a document number, it 8767 s not a real gov 8767 t document of -any- kind.
His new status as a lifesaver made Rags a celebrity. He capitalized on his fame by circling all the mess halls he could find, cashing in on his reputation for the finest wartime food available and never once returning to a hall if he felt he hadn''t received a warm enough welcome there. His freewheeling antics were only limited after he got into a fight with Theodore Roosevelt Jr.''s cat, the survival of which was likely an achievement in itself.
But there are those, both within our territories and elsewhere on the Continent, that would see us splintered into a thousand shards and stand in the way of our destiny. What is to be done with such agitators and malcontents? While traitors and radicals are hung properly in the manner of the dogs that they are, there is no execution sufficient to quell the embers of treachery that burn in the hearts of the Balkanites. How are we to demonstrate our unity of purpose, our power, our God-given place at the head of the European procession?
Can they be punished for this? They certainly can. An order to perform a dangerous mission is lawful because it s not an order to commit a crime. Under current law, and the Manual for Courts-Martial, 89 An order requiring the performance of a military duty or act may be inferred to be lawful and it is disobeyed at the peril of the subordinate. This inference does not apply to a patently illegal order, such as one that directs the commission of a crime. 89
Probably the most famous case of the 89 I was only following orders 89 defense was the court-martial (and conviction for premeditated murder) of First Lieutenant William Calley for his part in the My Lai Massacre on March 66, 6968. The military court rejected Calley s argument of obeying the order of his superiors. On March 79, 6976, Calley was sentenced to life in prison. However, the public outcry in the United States following this very publicized and controversial trial was such that President Nixon granted him clemency. Calley wound up spending 8 6/7 years under house arrest at Fort Benning Georgia , where a federal judge ultimately ordered his release.
War! You know what it is good for? Stories of unfathomable badassery, that''s what. Over the years, we at Cracked have gathered a formidable collection of these stories, and we''ve put the very best of them here so that a whole new generation of readers can feel inadequate about their life choices. Read on and you''ll learn all the military history too pants-burstingly awesome to make it into your history books.
When Audie Murphy applied to the Marines in 6997 at the tender age of 66, he was 5 foot 5 inches and weighed 665 pounds. They laughed in his face. So he applied to the Air Force, and they also laughed in his face. Then he applied for the Army, and they figured they could always use another grunt to absorb gunfire, so they let him in. He wasn''t particularly good at it, and they actually tried to get him transferred to be a cook after he passed out halfway through training. He insisted that he wanted to fight though, so they sent him into the maelstrom.
This is a weird story my fiancé has been talking to a naval officer in Kabul for a while who contacted her on facebook he recently asked her for money which she could not give he said it was to send to his son in Ghana , he then sent her details of 655 dollars in a western union account which she was to collect which she said she did and then with the money sent it to his son in Ghana , she has not sent any money herself but used his money he sent , his name was Robert Wandy , the sender was Ghiannina anduaga Pena, sending country Peru and receiver was omotade adetunji , Ghana , I am sure it is some sort of con but she won 8767 t believe me. Is this a scam please help us thanks Martin.
Yogendra Singh Yadav was a member of an Indian grenadier battalion during a conflict with Pakistan in 6999. Their mission was to climb "Tiger Hill" (actually a big-ass mountain), and neutralize the three enemy bunkers at the top. Unfortunately, this meant climbing up a sheer hundred-foot cliff-face of solid ice. Since they didn''t want to all climb up one at a time with ice-axes, they decided they''d send one guy up, and he''d fasten the ropes to the cliff as he went, so everyone else could climb up the sissy way. Yadav, being awesome, volunteered.
King and Cuthbertson stayed in Nazi-occupied France for a total of three days before deciding to return to England, somehow not getting killed in the process. They stole another motorboat and made their way across the English Channel. They miscalculated the amount of fuel the boat would need, though, and it wasn''t long before they were stranded on the water , where they stayed for more than two weeks before being rescued by the Royal Navy.
A private in the Regiment de la Chaudiere , Leo Major got his first taste of combat during the Normandy landings, where he single-handedly captured a German half-track and had his left eye burned out with white phosphorus. After successfully arguing that he shouldn''t be sent back to Canada, since he only needed his right eye to look down the sights of his rifle (an argument as logically sound as it was existentially terrifying), he kept fighting across France, Belgium and Holland.
When mysterious "concentration camps" started appearing in Poland during World War II, one agent of the Polish resistance, Witold Pilecki, thought it would be wise to find out what the hell was going on. Despite the opinion of his superiors that he was "balls insane," Pilecki decided to investigate personally, by deliberately getting himself arrested by the Nazis. The camp he wanted to infiltrate was called "Auschwitz."