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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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.
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.
He tells me that the entertainer who, unlikely as it appears, spent time in the French Foreign Legion was Cole Porter - his portrait still hangs in their Aubagne HQ.
At age 38, close to the age limit, author Lochrie joined the French Foreign Legion in the early 1990s.
Which was the first and most famous novel about life in the French Foreign Legion written by P.
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.
Father-of-two Paul Ormerod, 29, says he will join the French Foreign Legion if that is what it takes to get the skills needed to become a celebrity bodyguard.
Marine Corps, the Brigade of Guards, or the French Foreign Legion.
It will give 12 ordinary men a taste of life in the French Foreign Legion at a desert fort run by ex-Legionnaires in the vast expanse of the Sahara.
She brings us into proximity with two youthful subjects whom she has photographed periodically: Shaw, a teenager newly drafted into the Israeli military (who would later desert); and Olivier, who signed up with the French foreign legion several years ago, as soon as he was old enough to do so.
His heroes were pilots such as Granville Pollock, Jimmy Bach, and Colonel Clifford Harmon, founder of the International League of Aviators -- and above all, "Sweeny of the Legion," the larger-than-life Charles Sweeny, first American colonel of the French Foreign Legion.
They only found out the truth when Malcolm's twin brother Jamie, who had been away at university, confessed he had run off to join the French Foreign Legion.