Here is a pretty short story from the pulp Thrilling Adventures dated July, 1936. This one appeared last week on the wonderful page called PulpGen. It was written by Ralph Milne Farley which was a pen name for Roger Sherman Hoar who was a prolific Science Fiction writer for the pulps as well as a State Senator in Massachusetts. Not much say about this story other than it pays to plan your desertion from the Foreign Legion in extensive detail.
NOTE: I actually posted this story twice. The first time was back on 15 July 2014. I guess it was bound to happen.