By the way, for the anecdote, there's a common spelling error often seen in the Legion code of honor. Pronunciation will be the same (one of the difficulties of the French language), but Article 2 should read “Chaque légionnaire est ton frère d'armes, quelles que soient sa race, sa nationalité ou sa religion”. Plural is necessary, because the verb applies to three names (race, nationalité and religion).
No worries mate. You just take it as you feelOK but you ain't getting me Joe. And I don't blame you for that. If someone telling me same story as I do to you for ... how many? 2-3 years now. I would very suspicious too. As I said I don't blame you and I don't ask from you to believe me.
Maybe I will join maybe I never will...I don't know that my self.
And yes, I don't really care about my image here which would be drastically changed if I get accepted.
have you ever been a soldier?Joining the Legion to fight for France is pretty dumb as a foreigner. Does any foreigner join for that reason? Joining for an adventure, learning to be a soldier, personal security and the possibility of an EU passport seem to be the main reasons why men join.