Condoms have a long history of preventing pregnancies and the sexual transmission of diseases, but they also have a shorter history of protecting troops in combat. Here are just some of the times that troops used their little MOPP gear in wartime.
Rubber, sheep skin, love sock, penis sheath, raincoat, scum bag, prophylactic, the goalie, nodding sock, the Royal wanker, MOPP gear, or, if you're feeling vanilla, just plain ol' "condom."
No matter what you call it, condoms are great for conducting amphibious landings when you don't want to exchange fluids with the host country. But they're also good for a host of other things, as numerous enterprising service members have discovered over the years.