August 28th, 2004  


You are not supermen! (Recent SF graduates take note)
Suppressive fire-won't
If it's stupid but works, it isn't stupid
Don't look conspicuous
When in doubt, empty the magazine
Never forget your weapon was made by the lowest bidder.
If your attack is going well it is an ambush
No plan survives the first contact intact
All five second grenade fuses will burn down in three seconds
Try to look unimportant, because the bad guys may be low on ammo.
If you are in front of your position, the artillery will fall short
The enemy diversion you are ignoring is the main attack
The important things are always simple
The simple things are always hard
The easy way is always mined
If your are short of everything except enemy, you are in combat
When you have secured an area do not forget to tell the enemy
No combat ready unit has ever passed inspection
Incoming fire has the right of way
If the enemy is in range, SO ARE YOU
Beer Math: 2 beers times 37 men = 49 cases
Body Count Math: 3 guerrillas + 1 probable + 2 pigs = 37 enemy KIA
Friendly fire isn't
Things that must be together to work usually can't be shipped together
Radios will fail as soon as you need fire support desperately
Anything you do can get you shot-including doing nothing
Make it too tough for the enemy to get in and you can't get out.
Tracers work both ways
The only thing more accurate than in coming fire is incoming friendly fire
If you take more than your fair share of objectives, you will have more than your fair share to take
When both sides are convinced they are about to lose, they are right
Professional soldiers are predictable , but the world is full of amateurs
Murphy is a Special Forces Soldier
August 30th, 2004  
I've heard most of those before, but they don't lose their humour...or truth.
April 4th, 2007  
Team Infidel
i have heard that one before.. good though