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  • [Military fact 1] Egypt has compulsory military service for males, but only if they have a brother. If they have no siblings or only a sister, they are exempt.

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  • [Military fact 2] On 8 September 2009, Marine Sergeant Dakota Meyer disobeyed a direct order from a superior to pull back from his position so he could rescue wounded soldiers from a firefight a mile away. He ended up going back five times, saved the lives of 36 soldiers, and won the Medal of Honor.

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  • [Military fact 3] An Imperial Japanese Army intelligence officer, who fought in World War II, Hiroo Onoda never surrendered in 1945. Until 1974, for almost 30 years, he held his position in the Philippines. His former commander traveled from Japan to personally issue orders relieving him from duty in 1974.

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  • [Military fact 4] Actor Rob Riggle was a Marine for 23 years. He was a lieutenant colonel, and has received a combat award for his service in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Liberia.

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  • [Military fact 5] Switzerland shot down both Allied and Axis aircraft during World War 2.

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  • [Military fact 6] Susan Travers, a World War 2 and Indochina War veteran, is the only woman to have been formally enrolled in the French Foreign Legion.

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  • [Military fact 7] The Queen christened the British Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth with a bottle of single malt Scotch whisky from the Bowmore distillery on the island of Islay instead of champagne because the ship had been built and launched in Scotland.

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  • [Military fact 8] At the time of his death, Harry Patch, the last surviving WW1 combat soldier was 111 years, 1 month, 1 week and 1 day old

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  • [Military fact 9] A decade before the SR-71 first flew; the US Air Force had a Mach 4.3 capable Ramjet which was created to test US Air Force’s own air defenses. The AQM-60 Kingfisher was so effective that the project was canceled to avoid embarrassing their air defenses any further. The man who designed it went on to create the SR-71 spy plane.

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  • [Military fact 10] During Korean War, General Lewis B. Puller tried to convince the Pentagon that ice cream was a “sissy food” and that troops would be tougher if indulged with beer and whiskey. Pentagon responded with an official statement ensuring soldiers were served ice cream a minimum of three times a week on aircraft carriers and other navy ships. Going back, ice cream not only bolstered the morale of US forces in Pacific during World War 2, it greatly demoralized the Japanese Senior Command to the point where they had no hope in winning the war. US Navy, seeing the importance of ice cream in raising the spirits of troops, converted a tanker to be able to produce thousands of gallons of ice cream so that it would always be available to troops. Japanese were appalled realizing that they were against an enemy so abundant in resources that they could “waste” such valuable fuel and manpower to provide their men with something so trivial as ice cream.

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