239 Years

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  1. bruno

    bruno 5-Year Member Retired Staff Member

    Feb 2, 2008
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    Happy 239th Birthday to the finest Soldiers in the World- the Soldiers of the United States Army. June 14th 1775 to today- it has been a long hard haul. Hooah
  2. NorwichDad

    NorwichDad 5-Year Member

    Apr 6, 2010
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    Happy Birthday Army! Googled some good Army quotes and instructions from over the years

    • Coffee tastes better if the latrines are dug downstream from an encampment.
    - US Army Field Regulations, 1861

    • A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when you least expect it. That would make you quite unpopular in what's left of your unit.
    - the Army's magazine of preventive maintenance.

    AIM towards the Enemy.
    - Instruction printed on US Rocket Launcher

    • A good battle plan that you act on today can be better than a perfect one tomorrow.
    - Gen George S. Patton

    • Don't look conspicuous; it draws fire.

    • Don't never volunteer for nothing.
    - a Soldier's Mother

    • Five-second fuses only last three seconds.
    - Infantry Journal

    • If God had meant for us to be in the Army, we would have been born with green, baggy skin.

    • If the enemy is in range, so are you.
    - Infantry Journal

    • If you can't remember, the Claymore is pointed towards you.

    • Incoming fire has the right of way.

    • Never share a fox hole with anyone braver than you.

    • Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.

    • Never trust a private with a loaded weapon, or an officer with a map.

    • No combat ready unit has ever passed inspection.
    - Joe Gay

    • Teamwork is essential; it gives the enemy someone else to shoot at.

    • The easy way is always mined.

    • The purpose of war is not to die for your country. The purpose of war is to ensure that the other guy dies for his country.
    - General Patton

    • Tracers work both ways.
    - US Army Ordnance

    • Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo.
    - Infantry Journal

    • We are not retreating, we are advancing in another direction.

    • When you're short of everything but the enemy, you're in combat.
  3. EDelahanty

    EDelahanty 5-Year Member

    May 7, 2010
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    Some good stuff there. Just imagine what the Army will learn in the next 239 years.
  4. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

    Oct 21, 2010
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    I expect the answer is "not much". The technologies may change, but the undying truths in those quotes are timeless. They will remain.

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