While most of us agree on one thing – that active military personnel as well as veterans deserve our gratitude for their service, there’s more to their heroism. These military trivia facts we’ve gathered from various sources will definitely let you learn a thing or two about our heroes. Some information are definitely good topics whenever meaningful conversations arise while some truth served are worth our attention.
US Presidents in the Military
Let’s start with facts about presidents who have served in the military.
Here’s a more expounded version:
It’s quite interesting that only one among presidents who have served in the military, did not become an officer.
The army was tasked to explore and map America.
The Coast Guard versus drugs
Semper fedelis means “always faithful” or “always loyal.”
Some trained sea lions and dolphins are part of the Marines too!
The US Navy still makes use of wooden ships for a certain purpose.
The Navy’s bell bottom browsers.
US Air Force
Ray Ban finds its roots in the US Army Air Corps
The Missing Man fly-by salute for fallen Air Force personnel
The Lockheed F–117 Nighthawk
American Civil War
The deadliest war in the US Army history ever.
World War II
Swastika was once used by the US Army.
Here’s a comparison of fuel used during WWII against modern consumption.
The suicide rate is higher for veterans compared with civilian suicide.
It’s interesting to note that suicide is more common among older veterans, who have not seen recent wars.
It’s the same scenario for female veterans compared with civilian women.
The Veterans Affairs responds to the suicide problem.
Department of Defense
Enormous land owned by the DoD!
The DoD also employs the most number of employees compared with private companies.
More Military Trivia
Condom can be used for emergencies.
Tom Cruise and the Top Gun movie
Coins are not allowed in military bases.
A secret, silent type of Velcro is used for military uniforms.
These trivia were lifted from the following resources, as researched by our colleague Diana. Read her posts are on this page.