From: Bill Gilbert

Subject: FW: Military Wisdom


WISDOM FROM MILITARY MANUALS……

‘If the enemy is in range, so are you.’ – Infantry Journal-


‘It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.’ – US.Air Force Manual –


‘Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword, obviously never encountered automatic weapons.’ – General MacArthur –


‘You, you, and you … Panic. The rest of you, come with me.’ – U.S. Marine Corp Gunnery Sgt.-


‘Tracers work both ways.’ – U.S. Army Ordnance Manual-


‘Five second fuses only last three seconds.’ -Infantry Journal –

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The three most useless things in aviation are: Fuel in the bowser; Runway behind you; and Air above you. -Basic Flight Training Manual-


‘Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once.’ – Maritime Ops Manual –


‘Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.’ – Unknown Marine Recruit-


‘If you see a bomb technician running, try to keep up with him.’ -USAF Ammo Troop-


‘Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.’ – Sign over SR71 Wing Ops-


‘You’ve never been lost until you’ve been lost at Mach 3.’ -Paul F. Crickmore (SR71 test pilot)-


‘The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.’ -Unknown Author-


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