Quotes September 23, 2022

“I don’t know what awaits us on the other side of that berm,” “But I’ll tell you this. If I have to give my life for any of you I will do it in a heartbeat.”
22-year-old Joe DaSilva Platoon Leader told his troops.
“The troops, the air and the Navy did all that Bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.”
“The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.”
General Dwight D. Eisenhower
“There’s no quitting, I can’t have quit in me. There was never an option to stop and quit.”
Major Lisa Jaster, third woman to graduate from U.S. Army Ranger School
“A passion for life is contagious and uplifting. Passion cuts both ways… I want to create passion in my own life and with those I care for. I want to feel, experience and live every emotion. I will suffer through the bad for the heights of the good.”
Pat Tillman, football star who joined the Army Rangers after 9/11 and was killed in action in Afghanistan
“In the military, you learn the essence of people. You see so many examples of self-sacrifice and moral courage. In the rest of life, you don’t get that many opportunities to be sure of your friends.”
Adam Driver, actor and Marine Corps veteran
“Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it.”
Marcus Aurelius
“Good luck, Godspeed, and come home safe.”
Bill Murphy Jr., (at the time, Capt. Bill Murphy), at the end of every law of war briefing I gave to deploying soldiers who were flying from Fort Drum, N.Y. to Iraq, during 2003