Actual Military Warnings
\"Aim towards the Enemy.\" - Instruction printed on US 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
Courtesy of Murphy's Laws of Combat
"No plan has ever survived the first contact, intact."
"The feint you're ignoring is the main attack."
"Items that MUST be used together in combat are NEVER shipped together."
"If you're short of everything except enemy soldiers, you're in combat."
"The important things are always simple. The simple things are always hard. The easy way is always mined."
Good ones, ExSoldier762 :)
I like the \"If you\'re short of everything except enemy soldiers, you\'re in combat.\"
I always liked the claymores.
\"This side towards enemy\"
I wonder how many were placed backwards? I almost always put these out in the dark. The curve of it gave it away if you ask me.
That one about fuses is definitely true.
Of course most of the Army PM stuff was in comic book form when I was in.
Still have a few from ROTC, somewhere....
Sign on the 343 Bomb Sq maintenance dock. Yokota AFB, 1952
All Work Guraanteed To The End Of The Runway
one of my Rifle instructors:
\"if you can see the whites of their eyes they\'re too f*%king close\"
He really said that.