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03-30-03, 07:58 PM
U.S. Military and applications of common sense....

1. "Sometimes I think war is God's way of teaching
us geography." - Paul Rodriguez

2. "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
(Army's magazine of preventive maintenance)

3. "Aim towards the Enemy" - (Instruction printed on
US Rocket Launcher)

4. When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our
friend. (U.S. Marine Corps.)

5. Cluster bombing from B-52s is very, very accurate.
The bombs always hit the ground. (U.S. Air Force.)

6. If the enemy is in range, so are you. (Infantry

7. It is generally inadvisable to eject directly
over the area you just bombed.
(U.S. Air Force Manual.)

8. Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword
obviously never encountered automatic weapons.
(Gen. MacArthur.)

9. Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo.
(Infantry Journal.)

10. You, you, and you ..Panic. The rest of you, come
with me. (U.S. Marine Corp Gunnery Sgt.)

11. Tracers work both ways. (U.S. Army Ordnance.)

12. Five second fuses only last three seconds.
(Infantry Journal.)

13. Don't ever be the first, don't ever be the last,
and don't ever volunteer to do anything.
(U. S Navy Swabbie.)

14. Bravery is being the only one who knows you're
afraid. (David Hackworth.)

15. If your attack is going too well, you have
walked into an ambush.
(Infantry Journal.)

16. No combat ready unit has ever passed inspection.
No inspection ready unit ever survived combat
(Joe Gay.)

17. Any ship can be a minesweeper . . . . once.
(Admiral Hornblower.)

18. Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing
to do. (Unknown Marine Recruit.)

19. Don't draw fire; it irritates the people around
you. (Your Buddies.)

20. Mines are equal opportunity weapons.
(Saddam Hussein.)

21. If you find yourself in a fair fight, you didn't
plan your mission properly. (David Hackworth.)

22. Waterproof sleeping shelters, aren't.

23. Smokeless powder, isn't.

24. Get your first shot off fast. This may upset
your enemy enough to allow you to make your second
shot count.

25. You can have peace. Or you can have freedom.
Don't count of having both at once.

26. Place your clothes and weapons where you can
find them in the dark.

27. Courage is the complement of fear. A man who is
fearless cannot be courageous.

28. Peace is an extension of war by political means.

29. Anything free is worth what you pay for it.

30. When handling stinging insects, move slowly.

"Life is a coin. You can spend it any way you wish,
but you can only spend it once."