Quotes July 14, 2017

RED Friday

“If you see a bomb technician running, follow him.”
– USAF Ammo Troop
“Don’t draw fire; it irritates the people around you.”
– Your Buddies
“Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.”
– Unknown Marine Recruit
“Any ship can be a minesweeper… once.”
– Anonymous
“No combat-ready unit has ever passed inspection.”
– Joe Gay
“If your attack is going too well, you’re walking into an ambush.”
– Infantry Journal
“Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.”
– David Hackworth
“Five-second fuses only last three seconds.”
– Infantry Journal
“Tracers work both ways.”
– U.S. Army Ordnance
“You, you, and you… panic. The rest of you, come with me.”
– U.S. Marine Corps gunnery sgt.
“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
“Aim towards the Enemy.”
– Instruction printed on US rocket launcher
“When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.”
– U.S. Marine Corps
“Cluster bombing from B-52s are very, very accurate. The bombs are guaranteed to always hit the ground.”
– USAF ammo troop
“If the enemy is in range, so are you.”
– Infantry Journal
“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
“Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.”
– Gen. Douglas MacArthur