Warning: Soldiering can be dangerous

Reader Pheasant Martin sent these…. I so hope they are true and particularly like the one about the bomb technician….



“Aim towards the enemy.” – Instruction printed on US Rocket Launcher.


“When the pin is pulled, Mr Grenade is not our friend.” – US Marine Corps.


“Cluster bombing from B-52s is very, very accurate. The bombs are guaranteed to always hit the ground.” – USAF Ammo Troop.


“If the enemy is in range, so are you.” – Infantry Journal.


“A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when you least expect it. That would make you quite unpopular in what is left of your unit.” – Army’s magazine of preventive maintenance.


“It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed. U. S. Air Force Manual.


“Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo.” – Infantry Journal.


“Tracer rounds work both ways.” – US Army Ordnance.


“Five-second fuses only last three seconds.” – Infantry Journal.


“Any ship can be a minesweeper… once.” – Anon.


“Do not draw fire; it irritates the people around you.” – Your comrades.


“If you see a bomb technician running, try to keep up with him – USAF Ammo Troop.

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