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  1. Donnie Dunagan, a retired United States Marine Corps drill instructor, managed to keep secret - throughout his entire career - that he was a voice actor in the Walt Disney's Bambi film, providing the voice of young Bambi.

  2. US Army soldier Daniel Pharr was tandem skydiving when his expert instructor became unresponsive. The rookie skydiver steered the pair away from houses and other obstacles, using what he remembered from watching skydiving on TV. After landing he started CPR on his instructor, to no avail.

  3. R. Lee Ermey, actor for the drill instructor in "Full Metal Jacket", was originally meant to be a technical advisor for the film. However, after Ermey made a tape tirading over the various extras, he was cast as the instructor.

  4. Major Donnie Dunagan was the Marines’ youngest-ever drill instructor & served 3 tours in Vietnam, where he was wounded several times. He received the Bronze Star & the Purple Heart 3 times. For his entire Marine Corps service, he kept a secret that no one knew– he was the voice of Disney’s Bambi

  5. In 2009 a skydiving instructor named Dave Hartsock took a 54 year-old woman on a tandem skydive. After the main chute failed and the 2nd got tangled he told the woman to lift her feet. He then saved her life, by rotating their position, placing his body under hers to act as a cushion on impact.

  6. Elvis was quite gifted in the martial arts. He reached the level of First Degree Black Belt and one of his instructors instructors was quoted saying “In martial arts, he wasn’t Elvis, The Entertainer. He was Elvis, The Black Belt, with 15 years’ experience”

  7. When the first female sniper graduated from the airforce security forces as a counter-sniper, the instructor said "Frankly, women are better suited mentally for this job than most men...Women can shoot better, by and large, and they're easier to train because they don't have the inflated egos"

  8. Edith Garrud, a 20th century suffragette who knew Jujitsu and was one of the first female martial arts instructors in the West. She taught the "Suffragettes Self-Defence Club”, and was an instructor for “the Bodyguard” a 30-women unit that defended fugitive suffragettes and fought the police.

  9. Mr. Roger’s parents adopted an African American teenager named George. Rogers came to consider George his older brother, and George later became an instructor for the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II-- and also taught Rogers how to fly.

  10. The Twenty-seventh Amendment was ratified after an undergraduate student at Texas University wrote a paper on the amendment. His instructor gave him a 'C' calling his idea "unrealistic". The student then started a letter writing campaign to State Legislatures to get it passed.

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A Texas school district is so small that one person "has been the superintendent, the principal, the third-to-sixth-grade teacher, the ESL instructor, the special-ed teacher, the repairman, the contractor". Divine, Texas (about 20 students)'s school bus is a used white limousine.

Nearly 30% of all American workers need a license to perform their job-- including florists, make up artists, ballroom dance instructors, hair braiders and in 21 states, even travel guides.

Dexter Holland, the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and songwriter of The Offspring has an MS in molecular biology, and in 2013 co-authored a paper on microRNA in HIV genomes. He owns a hot sauce company, and is a licensed flight instructor who has flown around the world on his own, in ten days.

Future John Wick director Chad Stahelski doubled for his friend Brandon Lee following Lee's death on the set of The Crow. The two had the same martial arts instructor, Dan Inosanto.

During WWII, Major Hajime Fuji, a training instructor, presented his petition to serve as a kamikaze pilot written in blood; his wife drowned herself and their children so that he should have no conflicting ties.

2 of the 9/11 plane hijackers took a flight school in Florida to receive flight training, but told their instructors they didn’t need to be taught how to take off or land.

R. Lee Ermey, the former US Marine who played the drill instructor in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket", actually wrote 50% of his own dialogue in the film - "especially the insults"

The new Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, did all of her own stunts in the Fast and Furious movies, and was casted at least in part because she served as a combat instructor throughout her two-year service in the Israeli Defense Forces, and director Justin Lin wanted to use her knowledge of weapons.

Ants can teach each other in a way that both the instructor and the student modify their behavior to benefit the other.

Milling is a training activity in the British airborne infantry. For a fixed period, two opponents punch each other in the head as aggressively as possible without evasion. An instructor described milling as "arguably the most important event of the [training] course"and its "flagship event"

Before becoming a movie star, Bruce Lee was Hong Kong’s Cha Cha champion. Lee would trade dance lessons for martial arts lessons and his first job in the United States was as a ballroom dance instructor.

The kid who voiced Bambi went on to become the youngest Marine Drill instructor, served 3 tours in Vietnam, and kept his Bambi past a secret until he was 70

Get Smart star Don Adams was a Marine, a drill instructor and fought at Guadalcanal.

The original voice of Bambi joined the army as a teenager becoming the youngest ever Marine Drill instructor and served three tours during the Vietnam war while keeping his Bambi past a secret.

The origin of Pershing's nickname, "Blackjack," has been a source of controversy. One story is that while he was an instructor at West Point in the late 1890s he was so tough on the cadets that they began calling him "nigger Jack," which later evolved into the less offensive "blackjack." Another story is that it came from when he commanded the 10th Cavalry Regiment, one of the "Buffalo Soldiers" regiments, in 1895.

Ed McMahon (Johnny Carson's sidekick) was a carrier certified Marine F4U Corsair instructor pilot during WWII and an artillery spotter during the Korean War. He flew a total of 85 combat missions. After the war, he stayed with the Marines as a reserve officer, retiring in 1966 as a colonel.

In 1951 Stonewall Jackson took a new teaching position in Lexington, Virginia at the Virginia Military Institute as Professor of Experimental Philosophy and Instructor of Artillery.

The Ribbon Creek Incident where a US Marine Corps instructor forced his platoon to march into a swamp where 6 of the 71 recruits drowned.

Harrison Ford was in a helicopter crash in 1999 while piloting over Lake Piru in California. The helicopter was damaged but Harrison and the instructor were not seriously injured.

In the Netherlands, it is legal for driving instructors to offer lessons in return for sex

Professional scuba divers work as diving instructors, divemasters, and diving guides.

Following a midair collision, an IAF F-15 landed with just one wing. The pilot was demoted for not obeying his instructor but then promoted for managing to save the aircraft.

A Zumba instructor in Kennebunk, CT lived a double life as a prostitute and who’s John list brought an entire town of 10,000 people into globally covered scandal

Captain Herbert Sobel, commander and drill instructor of Easy Company during WWII, played by David Schwimmer on Band of Brothers, got blinded later in life after an attempt to commit suicide in the 60s. He died of malnutrition and neglect in 1987. No funeral was held.

After graduating and serving time aboard ship, he returned to the Naval Academy as a physics and chemistry instructor.