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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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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
Sorry, that story on 'NUTS' has been researched and verified by some noted historians like S.L.A. Marshall.

I prefer to believe the words from the man himself.

51 posted on 05/29/2012 12:41:02 PM PDT by Wizdum (My job is to get you to shoot soda out your nose)
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To: Kaslin

I just think the list is missing one-—advice from Sgt Fowler: “Be prepared, be alert, be polite, be professional-—but be prepared to kill the next person you meet”——it’s how I live my life-——Semper Fi


52 posted on 05/29/2012 1:27:11 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: LibWhacker

At one time, I had quite a crush on Lazarus Long.


53 posted on 05/29/2012 1:51:56 PM PDT by Melian ("Where will wants not, a way opens.")
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To: Kaslin

bkmk


54 posted on 05/29/2012 2:27:35 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: rcrngroup

I think that quote has been attributed to several people but you’re obviously a racist for bringing it up /sarc


55 posted on 05/29/2012 4:46:12 PM PDT by TexasSecede79366 (May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!”)
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To: gandalftb

To #46: My father-in-law, still alive, was at Saipan with the 75th JASCO, Tinian, Bikini Atoll, and then Iwo Jima (the only Army assault company in the Marines’ 3rd assault wave).Took casualties up to 75% of the company. Still driving at 92.

My son’s company’s slogan/flag during OIF was/is “First Forward” and they were, on March 21, 2003.

Left out of the quotes, at least from the movie “Patton” was his comments to the Germans at one tank battle: “You bastards. I read the same book.” (or closely paraphrased)

Patton sure had a way with words, didn’t he. I wish we could clone him today. Colin Powell definitely needs a good cloning.

Words only a few soldiers/people ever heard, from Mike Benge (former USMC; AID officer, Central Highlands, S. Vietnam) while he was a prisoner in the Hanoi Hilton during our Christmas bombings in 1972: Yelling in Vietnamese, he told the guards that they were going to die and that they could go to hell, as the bombs fell on them. As relayed by cellmate Larry Stark, civilian POW.

Mike also had a way with words, and still does. I owe him a pizza.


56 posted on 05/29/2012 5:28:14 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Kaslin

Sighted sub, Sank same

Scratch one Flattop!

Fire when Ready, Gridley

Damn the Torpedoes! Full Speed Ahead

I have not yet begun to Fight!


57 posted on 05/29/2012 5:44:55 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Mears

bfl


58 posted on 05/29/2012 5:52:58 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Kaslin

The best one I heard directly came from our USAF drill sergeant, after we had messed up a simple laundry detail.

“You dummies could f*** up a steel ball with a rubber mallet.”

I stood at attention with tears running down my face, trying my damnedest NOT to laugh.


59 posted on 05/29/2012 7:12:21 PM PDT by DNME (A monarch's neck should always have a noose around it. It keeps him upright. — Robert Heinlein)
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To: Kaslin
I was in an infantry company in 1978 had heard at platoon sergeant say to of his men:

“There's nothing wrong with you but your headspace and timing.”

For those that don't know the .50 Cal had to be set using a headspace and timing gage.

60 posted on 05/30/2012 4:32:09 AM PDT by where's_the_Outrage?
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To: Kaslin
I was in an infantry company in 1978 had heard a platoon sergeant say to of his men:

“There's nothing wrong with you but your headspace and timing.”

For those that don't know the .50 Cal had to be set using a headspace and timing gage.

61 posted on 05/30/2012 4:32:58 AM PDT by where's_the_Outrage?
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To: cherokee1; Squantos

That would be Squantos’ tagline.


62 posted on 05/30/2012 4:49:39 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: cherokee1; FreedomPoster

First I heard the quote was about 83 ....I’m retired EOD.

Now I just wear the t-shirt with the quote on it an another that says .....

....Explosive Ordnance Disposal.....
..Because Navy SEAL’s need Heros to !..

Stay Safe Marine !


63 posted on 05/30/2012 12:26:49 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

When in doubt all the way in an two and a half out...:o)


64 posted on 05/30/2012 12:32:40 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: ReconViper 1
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”.

Because he didn't know his enemy. Had he told the German emisarry Götz von Berlichingen! the enemy officer would have understood the reference immediately, [Er kann mich am Arsche lecken!], even if he wasn't one of the 17th SS Division officers the 101 Airborne had faced following the Niormandy invasion. As would have the German poet Johann Goethe and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart....

65 posted on 06/06/2012 1:56:04 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: AFreeBird
“I aim to misbehave” - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds

"You may find me one day dead in a ditch somewhere. But by God, you'll find me in a pile of brass." -

Trooper M. Padgett

66 posted on 06/06/2012 2:04:13 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: archy

Off the top of my head, I liked Schwartzkauf (sp?) showing the bomb hitting the bridge right behind a truck and saying “And there is the luckiest man in Iraq.” Obviously not a great “war” quote, but...;)


67 posted on 06/06/2012 2:10:43 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: 21twelve

“American soldiers in battle don’t fight for what some president says on TV, they don’t fight for mom, apple pie, the American flag -— they fight for one another” ~ Lt. Colonel Harold G. “Hal” Moore, Jr.


68 posted on 06/06/2012 2:15:45 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: Squantos
....Explosive Ordnance Disposal..... ..Because Navy SEAL’s need Heros to !..

backside of shirt:

......Explosive Ordnance Disposal.....
..Because sheep would be too obvious!..

69 posted on 06/06/2012 2:29:44 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: archy

Wool ..... Is wool...:o)


70 posted on 06/06/2012 6:36:13 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Kaslin
In 1986 I walked into the PX at LeJeune and saw screen print wording in white on a red t-shirt that remains with me still today.

It had nothing to do directly with combat...nothing to do with the enemy surrounding me, but being in an MOS that had me off the runway at Cherry Point whenever the phone rang, it meant a great deal when I looked at my wife.

It was a t-shirt that simply read:

"The Only Thing Tougher than Being a Marine is Being a Marine's Wife."

God Bless the Family of our Troops"!!!

71 posted on 06/06/2012 6:58:55 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: Kaslin
I can't remember much anymore, so the shorter the better. 2. You just don't lead `em so much. 3. Yeah, recoil.
72 posted on 06/06/2012 7:05:30 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: Squantos
Wool ..... Is wool...:o)

Just so long as you don't try to pull it over our eyes!

73 posted on 06/07/2012 12:41:20 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: Kaslin
This is my rifle, this is my gun. One is for killing, one is for fun.

"No mission too difficult, no sacrifice too great."

There ain't no use in looking down, there ain't no discharge on the ground. There ain't no use in looking back, Jody's got your Cadillac.

There's more, but I can't post them.

5.56mm

74 posted on 06/07/2012 12:51:25 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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