Perhaps the strangest thing I met today was an "Operation Teapot" certificate:
It looks kinda cute, until you look real close and figure out that it's an informal award given to troops who witnessed a series of atomic tests and (in some cases) marched around the dusty residue to prove troops could maneuver soon after a nuke attack. Orders are orders!
I learned about this while checking out a story about an atomic veteran getting his disability rating canceled because his cancer went into remission; this led to a rather informal but heartfelt posting on Lawyers4Warriors.
Moral: don't be that guy!