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Remembering Your Favorite Boot Camp Lines

Boot Camp Lines

  1. Flippity flop, mob stop!
  2. There are only two ways off of this island, maggots. A pine box, or a Greyhound bus.
  3. (snapping in at the range) You think it burns now, wait until I sit on your shoulders!
  4. “Platoon 2102″ ……..”MARCH INTO CHOW”
  5. Fat bodies to the end of the line, skinny bodies to the front.
  6. Stick it out if you want some prive (you could have a lot of fun with this with a good looking gal on the shirt even though that’s not what it’s about)
  7. The best part of you…..
  8. Poster by the DI house of Life Magazine showing number of wounded Marines being medivacced many with severe injuries, “Sick Call goes at 08:00 now what’s your problem sweetheart?”
  9. “Pack your trash bitch, you’re going to Motivation Platoon”
  10. To WM”s……There is over five miles of dick on this island. And for the next 13 weeks, you ain’t gonna see one inch of it!
  11. ANOTHER GLORIOUS DAY TO SERVE THE CORPS……
  12. We’re on YOUR time, now ladies!
  13. YOU EYEBALLING ME PUKE?!
  14. Did you call me a “ewe”? Do I look like a female sheep to you? Do you want to F*** me, puke?
  15. This is my rifle,
    This is my gun,
    My rifle’s for killing,
    My gun is for fun!
  16. BENDS AND MOTHER F***ERS…ALL OF THEM THAT HAVE NOT BEEN DONE…READY,…Begin……..
  17. “You can take the man from the Corps, but you’ll never take the Corps from the man”
  18. “Semper fidelis is our creed… Marine Corps, is our breed”
  19. “If anybody could be a MARINE, it wouldn’t be the MARINES.”
  20. “The road to hell is paved by the bleached bones of the privates that fell by the wayside.”
  21. Before going to sleep at the range we had to sing the Marine Corps hymn and then in unison “God bless America, F**k Ho Chi Minh.
  22. GET ON YOUR STINKING FACE…NOW!!!!!
  23. YOU JUST WANNA TO KILL MY SAND FLEA, HUH?!!!
  24. Good thing you’re not a Marine yet, Because when a Marine quits HE’S DEAD!
  25. Another Glorious day in the Corps, Where every meal is a fest and every job a job is a chance to shine.
  26. I love this S***!
  27. Chesty wouldn’t like that!
  28. Good Morning! MARINES!!!!!! (LAST DAY)
  29. You keep going until I’M tired!
  30. You maggots pissed me off…..Squat thrusts forever…..
  31. Yea, though I walk thru the valley of death, I will fear no evil, because I’m the meanest Mother F***** in the valley.
  32. Good night Chesty Puller, where ever you are…Oorah!
  33. You have 30 seconds! 29… 28… 10. 5. You’re done! You’re stinkin done!
  34. I?m gonna get the senior to take ya straight to da PITT!!
  35. You want to play games? We can play all day long…!
  36. WAKE UP!!
  37. “The smoking lamp is lit for one cigarette”
  38. “ARE YOU TALKING TO ME PUKE?!?!?” …… “I CAN’T HEAR YOU!!!!”
  39. YOUR OTHER LEFT, SH!T FOR BRAINS!!!!!!
  40. Your Marine Corps left, maggot!!!!
  41. “Sir! The private requests permission to speak! Sir!”
    “YOU TALKING TO ME MAGGOT!”
    “Sir! Yes Sir!”
    “I CAN’T HEAR YOU!”
    “SIR! YES SIR!”
    “WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU MAGGOT?”
    “SIR! THE PRIVATE REQUESTS PERMISSION TO VISIT THE HEAD. SIR!”
    “I CAN’T HEAR YOU!”
    “SIR! THE PRIVATE REQUESTS PERMISSION TO VISIT THE HEAD SIR!”
    “DO IT!”

More Boot Camp Sayings and Quotes”

Sir Private (Jones) request permission to speak to the drill instructor.
(LOUDLY)
Speak Maggot
Sir Private Joe (Jones) requests permission to make a head call, sir.
Is it and emergency head call Maggot
Yes sir.
Then sound your siren and go

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Marine Corps Ball Speech

Sgt Grit,
I read every edition of your newletter, and from your articles I am reminded of the pride I feel for my two tours as an FMF Corpsman, and one tour on a Marine Corps District Staff.

On November 10th, the Marine Corps League, Detachment 708, Spring Hill, FL held a Marine Corps Ball. This year they chose to honor the FMF Corpsmen.

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Murphy’s Laws of Combat

Murphy’s Laws of Combat
Recommended by: Jim Cook

  • Recoiless rifles…aren’t.
  • Suppressive fire…..won’t.
  • Friendly fire…..isn’t.
  • Automatic weapons….aren’t.
  • Incoming fire has right-of-way.
  • If the enemy is in range, so are you.
  • When in doubt, empty the magazine.
  • A sucking chest wound is nature’s way of telling you it’s time to slow down.
  • Never draw fire, it irritates everyone around you.
  • Anything you do can get you shot…including doing nothing.
  • Make it tough enough for the enemy to get in and you won’t be able to get out.
  • Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than yourself.
  • Professionals are predictable, amateurs are dangerous.
  • The easy way is always mined.
  • Try to look unimportant, they may be low on ammo.
  • No battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy.
  • If you’re short of everything but the enemy, you’re in a combat zone.
  • If your attack is going really well, it’s an ambush.
  • No combat-ready unit ever passed inspection.
  • No inspection-ready unit ever passed combat.
  • Communications will always fail the moment you need air or artillery support.
  • If it’s stupid but works, it isn’t stupid.
  • You are not Superman. (Freshly graduated recruits from Marine boot camp and all fighter pilots, especially, take note.)
  • Never forget that your weapon was made by the lowest bidder.
  • When both sides are convinced that they are about to lose; they are both right.
  • Don’t look conspicuous, it draws fire (This is why aircraft carriers are called bomb magnets.
  • All five-second grenade fuses will brun down in three seconds.
  • If you are forward of your position, the artillery will fall short
  • The enemy diversion you are ignoring is the main attack.
  • The important things are always simple
  • The simple things are always hard
  • When you have secured an area, don’t forget to tell the enemy.
  • If the enemy are in range, SO ARE YOU.
  • Beer math is: Two beers times 37 men equal 49 cases.
  • Body count math is: Two guerrillas plus one portable plus two pigs equal 37 enemy KIA
  • Things that must be together to work, usually can’t be shipped together.
  • Tracers work BOTH ways.
  • The only thing more accurate than incoming enemy fire is incoming friendly fire.
  • If you take more than your fair share of objectives, you will have more than your fair share of objectives to take
  • Professional soldiers are predictable, but the world is full of amateurs
  • Murphy was a grunt.

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Korea’s Chosin Reservoir

The Chosin Reservoir Campign
Author Unknown

In the mountainous terrain of North Korea during sub-zero winter conditions, along and in the hills surrounding a primitive road barely wide enough for a single modern vehicle to pass, the battle of Chosin Reservoir took place. It has been termed by historians as the most savage battle in modern warfare, and was cited by President Reagan in his first inaugural address as one of the epics of military history.

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Convoy Incident in Iraq

A Sunday Drive
Sent in by: Garrison Gigg

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Typical pictures of armored HMMWVs, these were some shots of my trip prepping for a different convoy run returning from Anaconda. Yep, these vehicles are not A/C’d and all that metal acts like a big oven, but you don’t think about the heat?your total attention is on your surroundings looking for ambushes and traps. Pretty interesting ride when you convoy with your M-16 sticking out the window, operating a radio and sitting square to the window (twist your torso so that your body armor is facing the open window, most protection, it’s awkward and uncomfortable but you rather be uncomfortable for a short period or have a hole in you?). I was very proud of the way my gunners conducted themselves, standing tall and aggressively directing traffic away from the convoy in their gun turrets (very exposed).

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A Bit of a Ride in the CH53E?

High Flyin Times
By George Kremer

Got to have a small dream realized today and I thought I would share with you.

We are in the middle of the ESPN X-Games, kind of an extreme winter sports competition with skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiles and motor-cross motorcycles. All in the snow and ice. One of the big sponsors of the event is the United States Marine Corps. They flew out some of their top recruiters for a working vacation along with 2 CH53E helicopters and 2 Cobra attack helicopters. These served as static displays at the event and they did a fly-by over the event itself. Well, needless to say, the Marines were giving rides to the muckity-mucks involved in the event and local government. Nice, round race-track patterns, then back to the airport for another round. Yours truly couldn’t be held back with a team of wild horses and I was taking pictures from the tarmac as I have an airport security pass. Did I mention I just happened to be wearing a certain black ball cap with the Third Recon logo on it and the EGA’s on my uniform collar? Well, Capt. Cambell with the Corps was shooting the breeze with me and asked me if I would like to go up for a bit of a ride in the CH53E?

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Marine Corps S.O.S. Recipes

S.O.S.

Submitted by: E. Wickenheiser

It’s said that an Army fights well on a full stomach and the Marine Corps is no exception. Always and foremost, in training or in combat, the breakfast meal is number one. For every “grunt”, “airedale” and/or “pinky” at the start of the workday. Breakfast is the link to “making it” that day, and “a breakfast without SOS is like a day without sunshine.”

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Able Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines

Able Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines
The story of Ron Broward

The Chosin Reservoir:  a key part of the 1st Marine Division's history and the start of Ron Broward's time as a United States Marine. In 1950, the north Koreans were almost successful in using their military to secure the Korean peninsula. A number of strategic-level events stopped them short, such as the rapid build-up of U.S. forces, the overextension of north Korean supply lines, and the cumulative losses the north Koreans suffered after so many days of combat. The surprise American attack through Inchon and into Seoul severed the north’s supply lines and sent them fleeing. American, Republic of Korea (ROK), and UN forces drove them all the way to the Yalu River. That’s when the Chinese intervened.

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