Friday, May 25, 2007

Military Secrets

The following are allegedly taken from actual military combat training sources.

“Aim towards the enemy.”
—Instruction printed on U.S. Rocket Launcher

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

“Cluster bombing from B-52s is 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

“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 prevention maintenance

“It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.”
—U.S. Air Force manual

“Try to look unimportant; the enemy 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.”
—Infantry Journal

“If you see a bomb technician running, try to keep up with him.”
—USAF Ammo Troop

(Thanks to Freeper Lucky9teen for posting.)

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