"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."
"Aim towards the Enemy."
"When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.
"Cluster bombing from B-52s is very, very accurate. The
bombs are guaranteed to always hit the ground."
the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on
the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
"If the enemy is in range, so are you."
"It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the
area you just bombed."
"Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword
obviously never encountered automatic weapons."
"There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime."
"Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo."
"You, you, and you… Panic. The rest of you, come with
"Tracers work both ways."
"Five second fuses only last three seconds."
"When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane, you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash."
"Don't ever be the first, don't ever be the last, and
don't ever volunteer to do anything."
"Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid."
"The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely kill you."
"If your attack is going too well, your walking into an
"No combat ready unit has ever passed inspection."
"Any ship can be a minesweeper... once."
"Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to
—Basic Flight Training Manual
"Don't draw fire; it irritates the people around you."
"If you see a bomb technician running, follow him."
|Found circulating on the Internet, veracity unverified. –TYSK|
2 mar 2010