1. If the enemy is in range, so are you.
2. Incoming fire has the right of way.
3. Don't look conspicuous: it draws fire.
4. The easy way is always mined.
5. Try to look unimportant, they may be low on ammo.
6. Professionals are predictable, it's the amateurs that are
7. The enemy invariably attacks on one of two occasions:
a. When you're ready for them.
b. When you're not ready for them.
8. Teamwork is essential; it gives the enemy someone else to
9. If you can't remember, the claymore is pointed at you.
10. If your attack is going well, you have walked into an
11. Don't draw fire, it irritates the people around you.
12. The only thing more accurate than incoming enemy fire is
incoming friendly fire.
13. When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.
14. If it's stupid but works, it isn't stupid.
15. When in doubt empty the magazine.
16. Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than you.
17. Anything you do can get you shot. Including doing nothing.
18. Make it too tough for the enemy to get in and you can't get
19. Mines are equal opportunity weapons.
20. A Purple Heart just proves that you were smart enough to
think of a plan, stupid enough to try it, and lucky enough to
21. Don't ever be the first, don't ever be the last and don't
ever volunteer to do anything.
22. The quartermaster has only two sizes: too large and too
23. Five second fuses only last three seconds.
24. It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area
you just bombed.
25. Never forget that your weapon was made by the lowest bidder.
26. Friendly fire - isn't
27. Things that have to be together to work usually can't be
28. Push to test. Release to detonate.
29. Odd objects attract fire - never lurk behind one.
30. There is no such thing as an atheist in a foxhole.
31. Those who beat their swords into ploughshares will plough
for those who don't.
32. Tracers work both ways.
33. Who cares if a laser guided 500 lb bomb is accurate to
within 9 feet?
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