Military Words of Wisdom
- Monday, October 06, 2003
-Instructions printed on a US Rocket Launcher
"When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.
-U.S. Marine Corps
"Cluster 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."
"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."
"Tracers work both ways."
-U.S. Army Ordnance
"Five-second fuses only last three seconds."
"Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid."
"If your attack is going too well, you're walking into an ambush."
"No combat-ready unit has ever passed inspection."
"Any ship can be a minesweeper... once."
"Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do."
-Unknown Marine Recruit
"Don't draw fire; it irritates the people around you."
"If you see a bomb technician running, try to keep up with him."
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