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The 25 Best Quotes From American Soldiers
Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2012 | John Hawkins

Posted on 05/28/2012 9:43:05 PM PDT by Kaslin

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1 posted on 05/28/2012 9:43:10 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

# 11........
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2505081926071475613

Oh, the snowflakes fell in silence
Over Belleau Wood that night
For a Christmas truce had been declared
By both sides of the fight
As we lay there in our trenches
The silence broke in two
By a German soldier singing
A song that we all knew

Though I did not know the language
The song was “Silent Night”

Then I heard my buddy whisper,
“All is calm and all is bright”
Then the fear and doubt surrounded me
‘Cause I’d die if I was wrong
But I stood up in my trench
And I began to sing along

Then across the frozen battlefield
Another’s voice joined in
Until one by one each man became
A singer of the hymn

Then I thought that I was dreaming
For right there in my sight
Stood the German soldier
‘Neath the falling flakes of white
And he raised his hand and smiled at me
As if he seemed to say
Here’s hoping we both live
To see us find a better way

Then the devil’s clock struck midnight
And the skies lit up again
And the battlefield where heaven stood
Was blown to hell again

But for just one fleeting moment
The answer seemed so clear
Heaven’s not beyond the clouds
It’s just beyond the fear

No, heaven’s not beyond the clouds
It’s for us to find it here


2 posted on 05/28/2012 9:56:55 PM PDT by superfries
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To: Kaslin

I love the list.Beautiful words have not been spoken in to long. Colin Powells is the closest, but nothing compared to the others. Patton’s and McAuliffes are my favorite.


3 posted on 05/28/2012 10:11:58 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: Kaslin

22) “Nuts.” — The response of General Anthony MacAuliffe, when asked to surrender during the Battle of the Bulge, 1944

That’s the censored movie version.

He actually wrote “EFF You”. But he didn’t write “EFF”.


4 posted on 05/28/2012 10:17:31 PM PDT by ReconViper 1
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To: Kaslin; Joe 6-pack

These words are beautiful! They soak right down into the innermost fiber of my heartwood and ignite it. I love these men; yes, Joe, even Sherman.


5 posted on 05/28/2012 10:20:27 PM PDT by floralamiss
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To: crazydad
This is my favorite, but the crying shame is, the politicians then throw it all away.

14) "It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag." -- Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC

6 posted on 05/28/2012 10:21:37 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: ReconViper 1

I don’t think that is true. I have seen an alleged copy of the typed response. It said NUTS. It was in a military museum.


7 posted on 05/28/2012 10:25:12 PM PDT by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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To: Kaslin
Here's an excellent one I found the other day concerning the OWS protestors:


8 posted on 05/28/2012 10:25:27 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Kaslin

From Sun Tzu to “Stormin’ Norman” Schwarzkopf, the goal of every military commander has always been pretty simple: to kill people and break things.


9 posted on 05/28/2012 10:33:34 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: ReconViper 1

“He actually wrote “EFF You”. But he didn’t write “EFF”.”

I was wondering if I am the only one on FR who is aware of that. Thank you.


10 posted on 05/28/2012 10:49:31 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


11 posted on 05/28/2012 10:50:39 PM PDT by nutmeg (So... Clinton was our first black president, and Obama is our first gay president?)
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To: ReconViper 1

That can’t be correct. The German didn’t understand the message and asked what it (”Nuts”) meant. The reply that what sent was “Go to Hell!” They certainly would have understood the meaning of F-U, and “Go to Hell!” is pretty tame for a follow-up to F-U.


12 posted on 05/28/2012 11:08:02 PM PDT by Kirkwood (It's not a lie. It's a composite.)
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To: Kaslin

#22 reminds me of a book I read about Fritz Bayerlein, who commanded the Panzer Lehr division in 1944. The general to whom the “nuts” comment was directed was interred after the war with Bayerlein who teased him unmercifully about it, saying “nuts”, “nuts” whenever he spoke about tactics.


13 posted on 05/28/2012 11:30:20 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Kaslin

#22 reminds me of a book I read about Fritz Bayerlein, who commanded the Panzer Lehr division in 1944. The general to whom the “nuts” comment was directed was interred after the war with Bayerlein who teased him unmercifully about it, saying “nuts”, “nuts” whenever he spoke about tactics.


14 posted on 05/28/2012 11:30:34 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Kaslin

Letter from Major Sullivan Ballou U.S. Army to his wife.

July the 14th, 1861
Camp Clark
Washington DC

My very dear Sarah:

The indications are very strong that we shall move in a few days - perhaps tomorrow. Lest I should not be able to write you again, I feel impelled to write lines that may fall under your eye when I shall be no more.

Our movement may be one of a few days duration and full of pleasure - and it may be one of severe conflict and death to me. Not my will, but thine 0 God, be done. If it is necessary that I should fall on the battlefield for my country, I am ready. I have no misgivings about, or lack of confidence in, the cause in which I am engaged, and my courage does not halt or falter. I know how strongly American Civilization now leans upon the triumph of the Government, and how great a debt we owe to those who went before us through the blood and suffering of the Revolution. And I am willing - perfectly willing - to lay down all my joys in this life, to help maintain this Government, and to pay that debt.

But, my dear wife, when I know that with my own joys I lay down nearly all of yours, and replace them in this life with cares and sorrows - when, after having eaten for long years the bitter fruit of orphanage myself, I must offer it as their only sustenance to my dear little children - is it weak or dishonorable, while the banner of my purpose floats calmly and proudly in the breeze, that my unbounded love for you, my darling wife and children, should struggle in fierce, though useless, contest with my love of country?

I cannot describe to you my feelings on this calm summer night, when two thousand men are sleeping around me, many of them enjoying the last, perhaps, before that of death — and I, suspicious that Death is creeping behind me with his fatal dart, am communing with God, my country, and thee.

I have sought most closely and diligently, and often in my breast, for a wrong motive in thus hazarding the happiness of those I loved and I could not find one. A pure love of my country and of the principles have often advocated before the people and “the name of honor that I love more than I fear death” have called upon me, and I have obeyed.

Sarah, my love for you is deathless, it seems to bind me to you with mighty cables that nothing but Omnipotence could break; and yet my love of Country comes over me like a strong wind and bears me irresistibly on with all these chains to the battlefield.

The memories of the blissful moments I have spent with you come creeping over me, and I feel most gratified to God and to you that I have enjoyed them so long. And hard it is for me to give them up and burn to ashes the hopes of future years, when God willing, we might still have lived and loved together and seen our sons grow up to honorable manhood around us. I have, I know, but few and small claims upon Divine Providence, but something whispers to me - perhaps it is the wafted prayer of my little Edgar — that I shall return to my loved ones unharmed. If I do not, my dear Sarah, never forget how much I love you, and when my last breath escapes me on the battlefield, it will whisper your name.

Forgive my many faults, and the many pains I have caused you. How thoughtless and foolish I have oftentimes been! How gladly would I wash out with my tears every little spot upon your happiness, and struggle with all the misfortune of this world, to shield you and my children from harm. But I cannot. I must watch you from the spirit land and hover near you, while you buffet the storms with your precious little freight, and wait with sad patience till we meet to part no more.

But, O Sarah! If the dead can come back to this earth and flit unseen around those they loved, I shall always be near you; in the garish day and in the darkest night — amidst your happiest scenes and gloomiest hours - always, always; and if there be a soft breeze upon your cheek, it shall be my breath; or the cool air fans your throbbing temple, it shall be my spirit passing by.

Sarah, do not mourn me dead; think I am gone and wait for thee, for we shall meet again.

As for my little boys, they will grow as I have done, and never know a father’s love and care. Little Willie is too young to remember me long, and my blue eyed Edgar will keep my frolics with him among the dimmest memories of his childhood. Sarah, I have unlimited confidence in your maternal care and your development of their characters. Tell my two mothers his and hers I call God’s blessing upon them. O Sarah, I wait for you there! Come to me, and lead thither my children.

Sullivan

(Sullivan Ballou was killed a week later at the 1st Battle of Bull Run.)


15 posted on 05/28/2012 11:48:23 PM PDT by Eagle9
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To: Kaslin

7) “Come on, you sons of b!tches! Do you want to live forever?” — Dan Daly, WWI <<

That is Sgt. Major Dan Daly, one of two Marines to receive the Medal of Honor twice - for different actions. Major General Smedley Butler was the other.


16 posted on 05/29/2012 1:04:59 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Kaslin
4) "It is fatal to enter a war without the will to win it." -- Douglas MacArthur

The lesson of Vietnam.
17 posted on 05/29/2012 1:09:46 AM PDT by The people have spoken
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To: Kaslin
"I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me." — General George S. Patton

A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living. --John F. Kennedy

"You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once." — Robert A. Heinlein from The Notebooks of Lazarus Long

Not exactly quotes, but in a similar vein, I like the following:

DeGaulle

In 1966 upon being told that President Charles DeGaulle had taken France out of NATO and that all U.S. Troops must be evacuated off of French soil President Lyndon Johnson mentioned to Secretary of State Dean Rusk that he should ask DeGaulle about the Americans buried in France. Dean implied in his answer that that DeGaulle should not really be asked that in the meeting at which point President Johnson then told Secretary of State Dean Rusk:

"Ask him about the cemeteries Dean!"

That made it into a Presidential Order so he had to ask President DeGaulle.

So at end of the meeting Dean did ask DeGaulle if his order to remove all U.S. troops from French soil also included the 60,000+ soldier buried in France from World War I and World War II.

DeGaulle, embarrassed, got up and left and never answered.

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When in England at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of empire-building by George Bush.

He answered by saying that ..."Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return."

It became very quiet in the room.

— As reported by By Bill Wundram in the QC Times newspaper March 24, 2003.(Quad City Times)


18 posted on 05/29/2012 1:24:49 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Kaslin

bfl


19 posted on 05/29/2012 1:48:27 AM PDT by BikerTrash
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To: Eagle9
Thank you for sharing this dear letter of love that Major Ballou penned some 150 years ago. I wanted to share this very letter, however I couldn't remember where I had seen it published. I still think his letter beautifully encapsulates his love of God, his family, and his country.
Thank you again.
20 posted on 05/29/2012 1:52:29 AM PDT by centermass_socrates
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To: Kaslin

“I aim to misbehave” - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds


21 posted on 05/29/2012 2:55:05 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: LibWhacker
"I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me." — General George S. Patton

With all respect to the general, I don't think he'd really want them in front of him, either .... they might make a mess of his formations when their "cheese-eating surrendair meunkeys" run through them, waving their hands in the air and dropping weapons all over the place.

22 posted on 05/29/2012 3:08:32 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Kaslin
Great quotes. Except for that one from Colin Powell.

I hope to hell we aren't burying any of our heroes in a sh*thole country like Trashkanistan.

23 posted on 05/29/2012 3:21:37 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Kirkwood; spel_grammer_an_punct_polise; ReconViper 1
It only took a little Internet research to find this: Nuts

Yea, it is PBS, but it is the memory of someone who was there.

24 posted on 05/29/2012 3:37:41 AM PDT by BruceS (If you refuse to support the lesser of two evils, then you are supporting the greater of two evils.)
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To: Kaslin

“Retreat, Hell! We just got here!” One of my favorites, although the author slips my mind...


25 posted on 05/29/2012 3:47:15 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: NTHockey
Sergeant Major Daly was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in the defense of the American Legation at Peking during the Boxer Rebellion and again for fighting Guerrillas in Haiti. He deserved a third Medal of Honor for his actions at Belleau Wood when he rallied troops pinned down by machine gun fire, uttering his famous comment in the process. The higher up brass balked at this and gave him the Navy Cross instead.
26 posted on 05/29/2012 4:29:01 AM PDT by catman67
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To: Kaslin

“Retreat, hell! We’re not retreating, we’re just advancing in a different direction” General Oliver P. Smith at the Chosin Reservoir.

“We’re surrounded. That simplifies things.” Chesty Puller in the same battle.

There are also too many great quotes to list here by Willie and Joe.


27 posted on 05/29/2012 4:52:32 AM PDT by yawningotter
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To: BruceS; Kirkwood; spel_grammer_an_punct_polise; ReconViper 1
General Anthony C. McAuliffe Recounting the German Demand to Surrender Bastogne, 12/29/1944
28 posted on 05/29/2012 5:05:00 AM PDT by Wizdum (My job is to get you to shoot soda out your nose)
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To: Kaslin
A shame Audie Murphy was omitted. When calling in for an artillery strike on troops advancing on his position, the arty radioman asked how close the enemy was to his position. He responded:

"Wait a minute and I'll let you speak to them."
29 posted on 05/29/2012 5:43:27 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: NTHockey

As a Pfc in the US Army, the quote from my sergeants that stands out in my memory is: “Don’t let me catch you doing that again”.


30 posted on 05/29/2012 6:11:09 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: Renderofveils

Loved Num 18, the poor bastards got us surrounded again!

Audie Murphy one is great


31 posted on 05/29/2012 6:19:10 AM PDT by cajungirl
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To: 21stCenturion

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32 posted on 05/29/2012 6:29:32 AM PDT by 21stCenturion ("It's the Judges, Stupid !")
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To: Kaslin
"I have just returned from visiting the Marines at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world."
(General Douglas MacArthur, USA, outskirts of Seoul, 21 September 1950.)

"Casualties many; Percentage of dead not known; Combat efficiency; we are winning."
(Colonel David M. Shoup, USMC, Tarawa, 21 November 1943.)

"The deadliest weapon in the world is a MARINE and his rifle!"
GEN. PERSHING, US.ARMY

"Hard pressed on my right. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent. I am attacking!"
FERDINAND FOCH

"We're surrounded. That simplifies the problem!"
CHESTY PULLER, USMC

"The more MARINES I have around the better I like it!"
GEN. MARK CLARK, U.S. ARMY

"I want you boys to hurry up and whip these Germans so we can get out to the Pacific to kick the s**t out of the purple-pissing Japanese, before the Godda**ed MARINES get all the credit!"
Lt General George Patton, US Army 1945

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
GEORGE ORWELL

"Sometimes it is entirely appropriate to kill a fly with a sledge-hammer!"
MAJ. HOLDREDGE

"A ship without MARINES is like a garment without buttons."
ADM. DAVID PORTER, USN

"The MARINES have landed and have the situation well in hand!"
RICHARD HARDING DAVIS

"Casualties many; Percentage of dead not known; Combat efficiency: we are winning!"
COL. DAVID M. SHOUP, USMC

"I can never again see a UNITED STATES MARINE without experiencing a feeling of reverence."
GEN. JOHNSON, U.S. ARMY

"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a MARINE CORPS for the next 500 years."
JAMES FORRESTAL, SECRETARY OF THE NAVY

"Come on, you sons of b*****! Do you want to live forever?"
GySgt. DANIEL DALY, USMC

"We're not retreating, Hell! We're just attacking in a different direction!"
GEN. OLIVER SMITH, USMC

"I have just returned from visiting the MARINES at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world!"
GEN. DOUGLAS MACARTHUR, U.S. ARMY

"Teufelhunde! (Devil Dogs)"
GERMAN SOLDIERS, WW1 at BELLEAU WOOD

"So they've got us surrounded, good! Now we can fire in any direction, those b*****ds won't get away this time!"
CHESTY PULLER, USMC

"We have two companies of MARINES running all over this island and thousands of ARMY troops doing nothing!"
GEN. JOHN VESSEY, CHAIRMAN OF JOINT CHIEFS

"Retreat hell! We just got here!"
CAPT. LLOYD WILLIAMS, USMC

"The safest place in Korea was right behind a platoon of MARINES. LORD, how they could fight!"
MAJ. GEN. FRANK LOWE, U.S. ARMY

"Panic sweeps my men when they are facing the AMERICAN MARINES."
CAPTURED NORTH KOREAN MAJOR

"Our Country won't go on forever, if we stay soft as we are now. There won't be any AMERICA because some foreign soldier will invade us and take our women and breed a hardier race!"
LT. GEN. LEWIS "CHESTY" PULLER, USMC

"There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and those who have met them in battle. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion."
Unknown

WE STOLE THE EAGLE FROM THE AIR FORCE, THE ANCHOR FROM THE NAVY AND THE ROPE FROM THE ARMY.
ON THE SEVENTH DAY WHILE GOD RESTED, WE OVERRAN HIS PERIMETER, STOLE THE GLOBE AND WE'VE BEEN RUNNING THE WHOLE SHOW EVER SINCE.

WE LIVE LIKE SOLDIERS, TALK LIKE SAILORS, AND SLAP THE HELL OUT OF BOTH OF THEM.

WARRIORS BY DAY, LOVERS BY NIGHT, PROFESSIONALS BY CHOICE, AND MARINES BY THE GRACE OF GOD.

"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem."
PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN, 1985


33 posted on 05/29/2012 6:45:30 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Smokin' Joe

Lloyd W. Williams (June 5, 1887 - June 12, 1918) was an officer in the United States Marine Corps who served and died in World War I.

A famous saying is attributed to Captain Williams, who was serving as a company commander in the 5th Marines. When advised to withdraw by a French officer at the defensive line just north of the village of Lucy-le-Bocage on June 1, 1918, he is said to have replied: “Retreat? Hell, we just got here!” Captain Williams would not survive the ensuing battle, and was posthumously promoted to major and awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.

A member of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute class of 1907, he was a member of Alpha Company in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. Major Williams Hall was named in his memory in 1957. He is also considered to be the first known person from Virginia to die in the First World War.


34 posted on 05/29/2012 7:03:16 AM PDT by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: shove_it

Favorite Drill Instructor quotes, which I am sure most Marines heard at one time or another, whether at Parris Island or San Diego:
1. “If I want any sh!t out of you, I’ll chop the top of your head off and scoop it out.”
2. “Get over here, maggot”.
3. “My grandmother (does whatever) better than you, and she’s been dead for five years.”
4. “”The best part of you ran down your father’s leg.” and the all-time best, the introduction to the Marine Corps:
5. “I have 12 weeks to undo everything your mother did to you for eighteen years.”

Feel free to add your “remembrances”.
5. “


35 posted on 05/29/2012 7:08:14 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: lentulusgracchus

I have a bad feeling that, if an “allied” unit in front of one of Patton divisions, tried surrendering or retreating, Patton’s troops would attack straight through, without differentiating between “allies” and enemy. The only thing Patton would regret would be the additional expenditure of ammunition.


36 posted on 05/29/2012 7:33:43 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Kaslin

I loved every single quote.....except for #16, by that RAT bastard affirmative action POS Colin Powell. He is a racist, pro-homo, pro-same sex marriage, pro 0dumb0BAT, posing as a military leader. Strike his quote and replace it with another true, patriotic, pro-American quote from someone else!


37 posted on 05/29/2012 7:35:33 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

““He actually wrote “EFF You”. But he didn’t write “EFF”.”

The way I heard this story was there was no way to translate “Nuts” into German, so the reply was sent as “Go to hell”


38 posted on 05/29/2012 7:37:00 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE ("We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." - Franklin)
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To: The people have spoken

And Afghanistan, and possibly Iraq too.


39 posted on 05/29/2012 7:47:22 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: The people have spoken

And Afghanistan, and possibly Iraq too.


40 posted on 05/29/2012 7:47:31 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: Kaslin
"There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion."

Gen. William Thornson, U.S. Army

41 posted on 05/29/2012 7:52:26 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Kaslin
"There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion."

Gen. William Thornson, U.S. Army

42 posted on 05/29/2012 7:52:43 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: kalee

Placemarker


43 posted on 05/29/2012 7:53:24 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: kalee

“We have discovered the enemy and he is us.” pogo


44 posted on 05/29/2012 8:03:07 AM PDT by Broker (Matthew 5:11)
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To: Kaslin

“They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance”

Last words of Gen. John Sedgwick just before a sniper shot him.


45 posted on 05/29/2012 8:21:50 AM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: Kaslin

In my opinion, this is the best Marine Corps quote ever. It came from a Marine facing the enemy in what was arguably, as any, as grim and desperate fight of the war. They all knew survival was unlikely but they ran at the enemy anyway. Nothing defines leading from the front any better.

Sergeant Jim “Mush” Burdick, one of 12 of 22 surviving sergeants in his 2nd Joint Assault Signal Company, V Amphibious Corps, 2nd Marine Division, Saipan, June, 1944, orders to his remaining Marines as they prepared to counterattack the largest “banzai” attack of WWII:

“Don’t get in front of me.”


46 posted on 05/29/2012 8:42:02 AM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
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To: Kaslin
“Where did all those Indians come from? “ LTC George Armstrong Custer
47 posted on 05/29/2012 10:15:29 AM PDT by Polynikes (Hakkaa Palle)
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To: Eagle9

Thanks for posting the full version of the Sullivan Ballou letter. Ken Burns had an abridged version in his mini-series on the Civil War, and left out some of the best lines.


48 posted on 05/29/2012 10:54:25 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Broker

Sadly that statement has become the reality. :(


49 posted on 05/29/2012 11:04:46 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Wizdum

Wiz, those were different times. No general would ever use such vulgar language in public that he really used. The word “Nuts” was only symbolic. No one would have expected to hear the general in that audio to say, “EFF You”.

I don’t know how old you are. Vulgarities like that would never be used by a general for public consumption. Even Patton’s vulgarities were never publicized to any great extent until after his death.


50 posted on 05/29/2012 12:22:24 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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