Friday, May 15

Useful Military Warnings

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

"When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend." - U.S. Army 

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

"If your attack is going too well, you're probably walking into an ambush." - Infantry Journal 

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

"Any ship can be a minesweeper ... once." - Anonymous 

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

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

(And lastly) 

"If you see a bomb technician running, try to keep up with him." - U.S. Ammo Troop 

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