October 6, 2003

Military Maxims

"Aim towards the Enemy."
— Instructions printed on a US Rocket Launcher

"When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.
— U.S. Marine Corps

"Bombing from B-52's is very, very accurate. The bombs are guaranteed to always hit the ground."
— U.S.A.F. Ammo Troop

If the enemy is in range, so are you."
— Infantry Journal

"A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when you least expect it. That would make you quite unpopular in what's left of your unit."
— Army's magazine of preventive maintenance

"It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed."
— U.S. Air Force Manual

"Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo."
— Infantry Journal

"Tracers work both ways."
— U.S. Army Ordnance

"Five-second fuses only last three seconds."
— Infantry Journal

"Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid."
— David Hackworth

"If your attack is going too well, you're walking into an ambush."
— Infantry Journal

"No combat-ready unit has ever passed inspection."
— Joe Gay

"Any ship can be a minesweeper... once."
— Anon

"Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do."
— Unknown Marine Recruit

"Don't draw fire; it irritates the people around you."
— Your Buddies

"If you see a bomb technician running, try to keep up with him."
— U.S.A.F. Ammo

Posted by Vanderleun at October 6, 2003 9:10 AM
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