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Old 03-15-2009, 02:46 PM   #1
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Military wisdom

While not a military person at all (too tall during Vietnam; too old the rest of the time), a friend sent the following pithy tidbits, which are applicable to many of us:

Subject: Wit and Wisdom from Military Manuals, etc. ...

"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. ------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- ---
"Aim towards the Enemy"

- Instructions 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 always to hit the ground."

- USAF Ammo Troop

------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --- "If the Enemy is in range, so are you."

- Infantry Journal------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- ---

"It is generally inadvisable to eject over the area you just bombed"

- U.S. Air Force Manual

------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- ---

"Whoever said the pen is mightier then the sword obviously never
encountered automatic weapons."

- General MacArthur
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"Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo."

- Infantry Journal------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- ---

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Old 03-15-2009, 03:27 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by ScooterGuy View Post
While not a military person at all (too tall during Vietnam; too old the rest of the time)
I wasn't aware there was a maximum height for military service. How tall are you?

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