1936 -- For the first and only time in Olympic history, the Vatican City fielded teams in several events, including the Womens' Rifles. The team, lead by Mother Superior Maria Grazia, didn't win any medals, but became minor celebrities. In 1937, they did an international exhibition tour of several Latin American countries and then the United States, where using the stage name "Nuns With Guns" they were a major attraction at the 1937 State Fairs in Iowa and Minnesota.
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Meet Katrina Hodge, a corporal in the British Army and Miss England 2009. She enlisted back in 2004 after her brother challenged her to and earned the nickname “Combat Barbie” after showing up at her assigned unit wearing false eyelashes, heels and carrying a pink suitcase. In 2005 her unit, the Royal Anglian Regiment, was deployed to Iraq, where she saved the lives of her comrades from a prisoner by wrestling not one, but two rifles from him and then knocking his ass out with her bare hands.
Fess Parker enlisted in the USN during WWII. He wanted to become a pilot but was to tall (6'6"). He then tried radioman gunner but was to big to fit in the rear cockpit. He then transferred to the USMC, was excepted and served as a radio operator and sent to the South Pacific.