Some Military Quotes you most likey haven't heard!




 
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February 25th, 2008  
Vincent S1
 

Topic: Some Military Quotes you most likey haven't heard!


"If you can't remember, the claymore is pointed toward you." - Unknown
"Always remember, Your weapon was made by the lowest bidder" - Uknown
"Nuts!" -General Anthony McAuliffe
"I Shall Return!" - General McArthur
"Do not fire until you see the whites of their eyes!" - Colonel William Prescott
"Common men! Do you want to live forever?" - General Putnam
"Point towards enemy." - Instructions on U.S. Rocket Launcher
"Whoever misses the Soviet Union has not heart. Whoever wants it back, has no brain." - Unkown
Freedom is not free, but the United States Marine Corps will pay for most of your share." - Bob Dylan
Any other interesting quotes? I would love to here them!
Interesting Facts:
The United States Marine Corps did not see action until the Spanish-American War in 1899!
The Air-Force is Part of the Navy/Army. The Marine Corps is part of the Navy.
February 26th, 2008  
Team Infidel
 
 
those are good
February 27th, 2008  
Redleg
 
 
I think I've got most of them in here already..

Murphy's laws of combat:
http://www.military-quotes.com/murphy.htm

"Nuts"
http://www.military-quotes.com/database/m.htm

MacArthur:
http://www.military-quotes.com/Macarthur.htm

Quote:
"Common men! Do you want to live forever?" - General Putnam
I haven't heard it attributed to him before? (even if it may be possible..)

"Come on you sons of bitches! Do you want to live forever?"
Gunnery Sergeant Dan Daly, 4 june 1918.
Leading Marines at Belleu Wood.
Later Daly told a Marine Historian,
"What I really yelled was: For Christ's sake, men-COME ON!
Do you want to live forever?"

Dan Daly served with Marine Fourth Brigade in WW1.
Gunnery Sergeant Dan Daley was awarded two Medals of Honor and a lot of other awards/medals.
Dan Daly is still one of the great legends of the Marines.
http://www.military-quotes.com/famous-quotes.htm

Quote:
"Do not fire until you see the whites of their eyes!" - Colonel William Prescott
This one's wrongfully attributed to Colonel Prescot (according to several sources) and it was actually General Putman who said this (see the link above)
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February 28th, 2008  
A Can of Man
 
 
I think that quote about the whites in their eyes was made by a German World War I fighter ace. Can't remember which one.
February 28th, 2008  
Redleg
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
I think that quote about the whites in their eyes was made by a German World War I fighter ace. Can't remember which one.
General Israel Putnam was supposed to have said it at the Battle of Bunker Hill and Breed's Hill in June 1775, so that was a few years before anyone in WW1 could have said it..
February 29th, 2008  
A Can of Man
 
 
Ah alright. I guess many people have said it down the years.
March 1st, 2008  
FutureMedic
 
 
"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum." My favorite one.
March 1st, 2008  
A Can of Man
 
 
Translation required.
March 1st, 2008  
tomtom22
 
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by FutureMedic
"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum." My favorite one.
If what you desire is peace, pepare for war.
March 1st, 2008  
Redleg
 
 
Or you could just use this shorter version..

"Si vis pacem, para bellum"
("If you want peace, prepare for war!")
- Flavius Vegetius Renatus
Roman writer and military strategist
Author of Epitoma rei militari(s) (a summary of military matters), around 390 AD
http://www.military-quotes.com/vegetius-renatus.htm
 


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