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18th Feb 2004, 03:46
U.S. Military Warnings

"Aim towards the Enemy." -Instruction printed on U.S. Army Rocket Launcher

"When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend." - U.S.M.C. Training Bulletin

"Cluster bombing from B-52s is very, very accurate. The bombs are
guaranteed to always hit the ground." -U.S.A.F. Literature.

"If the enemy is in range, so are you." - Infantryman's Journal

"A slipping trigger 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." -Infantryman's Journal

"Tracers work both ways." -U.S. Army Ordnance Manual

"Five-second fuses! only last three seconds." -Infantryman's 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." -Infantryman's Journal

"No combat-ready unit has ever passed inspection."

"Any ship can be a minesweeper... once." -Anon Naval brass

"Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do." -Unknown Marine Recruit

"Don't draw fire; it irritates the people around you." Your Buddies

"If you see a bomb technician running, try to keep up with him."

18th Feb 2004, 13:09
"When under fire, it is possible to dig a five foot slit trench using only your belly button in under fifteen seconds. Until we are actually under fire you are to use a trenching tool." - RAF Regiment GDT Instructor.

18th Feb 2004, 14:38
Smedley - life lessons learned the hard way, I reckon ... :cool: