From: Bill Gilbert

Subject: FW: Military Wisdom


‘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 –


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-