Military Wisdom and Proverbs

February 17th, 2011
  • 'If the enemy is in range, so are you....'

    - Infantry Journal

  • 'It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.'

    - U.S. Air Force Manual

  • 'Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.'

    - General MacArthur

  • 'You, you, and you .... Panic. The rest of you, come with me.'

    - U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt.

  • 'Tracers work both ways.'

    - U.S. Army Ordnance

  • 'Five second fuses only last three seconds.'

    - Infantry Journal

  • 'Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once.
  • 'Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.'

    - Unknown Marine Recruit

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

    - USAF Ammo Troop

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