- Military intelligence is a contradiction of terms.
- A sucking chest wound is Nature's way of telling you to slow down.
- When you have secured an area, don't forget to tell the enemy.
- The problem with taking the easy way out, is that the enemy has
already mined it.
- The buddy system is essential to your survival. It gives
the enemy somebody else to shoot at.
- Never draw fire -- it irritates everyone around you.
- No combat ready unit ever passed an inspection.
- No inspection ready unit ever passed combat.
- Make it too tough for the enemy to get in and you can't get out.
- Fortify your front and you'll get your rear shot up.
- If you can't remember, the claymore is pointed towards you.
- All five second grenade fuses are three seconds, or all five
second fuses will burn out in three.
- If it flies, it dies.
- Cavalry doesn't always come to the rescue.
- Peace is our profession -- mass murder's just a hobby.
- Killing for peace if like whoring for virginity.
- There's always a way.
- It's not the one with your name on it -- it's the round
addressed "to whom it may concern" ya gotta think about.
- If you can keep your head while those around you are losing
theirs, you may have misjudged the situation.
- If two things are required to make something work, they will
never be shipped together.
- Anything you do can get you shot, including nothing.
- Whenever you lose contact with the enemy, look behind you.
- The most dangerous thing in the combat zone is an officer with a map.
- The quartermaster has only two sizes, too large and too small.
- If you really need an officer in a hurry, take a nap.
- There is nothing more satisfying than having someone take a
shot at you, and miss.
- If your sergeant can see you, so can the enemy.
- You'll only remember your hand grenades when the sound is too
close to use them.
From the newsletter "INCOMING", volume 2, number 9,
February 1995, page 3.
"INCOMING" is a monthly publication of Chapter #641,
Vietnam Veterans of America.