Legionnaire

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Legionnaire,

the title given to retired servicemen.
Legionnaire disease - an acute infectious disease characterized by a severe and often fatal pneumonia; first outbreak occurred at a Legionnaire convention in Philadelphia in 1976.
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Dijkstra has photographed Olivier since 2000, each time gaining access to him through the French foreign legion, a fighting force ranked among the toughest and most highly trained in the world.
"A young firm like ours encourages employees to join the French Foreign Legion for the weekend--though, obviously, if he'd lost both eyes in the card game, there wouldn't be much room for him here."
In 1945, while he was in Marseilles, waiting to be transferred from the recently concluded war in Europe to the still raging war in the Pacific, Howard Simpson had his first contact with the Legion Etranger-the French Foreign Legion. Over the next 50 years, he had many encounters with the Legionnaires, particularly with the men of the parachute battalions.
The French Foreign Legion has grown even more at St James' Park, although Daryl Janmaat and Siem de Jong should add some extra Dutch courage to their new-look side.
1st Battalion The Duke of <B Lancaster's Regiment takes part in a live firing excercise alongside the French Foreign Legion at Otterburn Camp, Northumberland
1831: The French Foreign Legion was founded |by King Louis Philippe, with headquarters at Sidibel-Abbes in Algeria.
A TORY candidate exposed as a serial fantasist yesterday claimed the French Foreign Legion would back up his stories.
Rogozin's Russian Foreign Legion is supposed to be part of the Russian Army modeled after the French Foreign Legion, Russian media point out as cited by the Bulgarian daily Sega.
Which was the first and most famous novel about life in the French Foreign Legion written by P.C.
The video showed identification papers and a passport bearing the name of Akihiko Saito, 44, a former paratrooper and veteran of the French Foreign Legion, who had been missing since his convoy was ambushed on May 8.
If he fails he said he will join the French Foreign Legion for five years to gain the necessary military skills and then become a bodyguard.