You will see many “thoughts” that are similar in nature to these words. Doug
thought they would be a good addition to our G.I. Joe newsletter.
Franklin D. Miller
Copyright© 2019 John J. Bates
Never share a foxhole with someone braver than you.
Don't look conspicuous - you'll draw fire.
If the attack is going well, it's an enemy ambush.
The important things are always simple. The simple things are always hard.
The easy way is always mined.
Tracers work both ways.
The only thing more accurate than enemy incoming is friendly fire.
To lead soldiers, you must be one.
Rank and hearing are inversely proportional.
Never substitute the courage of your troops for firepower.
Never forget that your airplanes, weapons and equipment are made by the lowest bidder.
Teamwork is essential. It gives them someone else to shoot at.
If the enemy is in range, so are you.
Everything you do can get you shot.
Do not get upset because they are shooting at you, they are the enemy and that's their prerogative.
Look unimportant, they may be low on ammo.
Gravity hath respect for neither rank or experience.