One of my favorite bloggers (and man, can he come up with great recipes) has given into a few pleas and wheedles and explained about the Merry Mad Monk Moniker. This is fascinating history, and something I have never read about our armed forces! Enjoy, and raise a sigh of thanks for men such as they! Read it all. Moved me to tears.
Merry Mad Monks of Musan-ni – American Heroes