It’s not unusual for troops to have a nonchalant or comical attitude about the worst of humanity. Sometimes comedy is all they have to make it through hardships that are unimaginable to most, and those who have deployed to remote locations and hot zones know this all too well.
It’s a mechanism to keep their sanity in the midst of snipers, ambushes, and IEDs. Sometimes the worse a situation gets, the more they laugh. One thing is for sure, troops go to comical heights to cope with the hand they’re dealt.
Here are 8 examples of dark humor in the military:
1. Santa Visit to the Korengal Valley 07
2. Marine uses megaphone to call out insurgents (Not safe for work!)
3. “Shoot him”
4. Wait for the flash
5. Getting shot at by single shot Freddy
6. Here’s how EOD technicians prank each other
7. Robots driving an APC