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GREAT LINES ABOUT OUR MARINES AND WAR

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"I want you boys to hurry up and whip these Germans so we can get out
to the
Pacific to kick the shit out of the purple-pissing Japanese, before the
Goddamned MARINES get all the credit!"
--Lt General George Patton, US Army 1945

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men
stand
ready to do violence on their behalf.
--GEORGE ORWELL

"The deadliest weapon in the world is a MARINE and his rifle!"
--GEN. PERSHING, US.ARMY

"Hard pressed on my right.  My center is yielding. Impossible to
maneuver.
Situation excellent. I am
attacking!"
--FERDINAND FOCH

 "We're surrounded.  That simplifies the problem!"
--CHESTY PULLER, USMC

"The more MARINES I have around the better I like it!"
--GEN. MARK CLARK, US.ARMY

 "Sometimes it is entirely appropriate to kill a fly with a sledge
hammer!"
--MAJ. HOLDREDGE

 "A ship without MARINES is like a garment without buttons."
--ADM. DAVID PORTER, USN

 "The MARINES have landed and have the situation well in hand!"
--RICHARD HARDING DAVIS

 "Casualties many; Percentage of dead not known; Combat efficiency: we
are
winning!"
--COL. DAVID M. SHOUP, USMC

 "I can never again see a UNITED STATES MARINE without experiencing a
feeling of reverence."
--GEN. JOHNSON, US.ARMY

 "The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a MARINE CORPS for the
next
500 years."
--JAMES FORRESTAL, SECRETARY OF THE NAVY

"Come on, you sons of bitches! Do you want to live forever?"
--LAST WORDS OF GUNNERY SERGEAT DAN DALY, USMC

 "We're not retreating, Hell! We're just attacking in different
direction!"
--GEN.OLIVER SMITH, USMC

"I have just returned from visiting the MARINES at the front, and
there is not
a finer fighting organization in the world!"
--GEN. DOUGLAS MACARTHUR, US.ARMY

> "Teufelhunde!(Devil Dogs)"
--GERMAN SOLDIERS, WW1 at BELLEAU WOOD

"So they've got us surrounded, good! Now we can fire in any direction,
those
bastards won't get away this time!"
--CHESTY PULLER, USMC

 "We have two companies of MARINES running all over this island and
thousands of ARMY troops doing nothing!"
--GEN. JOHN VESSEY, CHAIRMAN OF JOINT CHIEFS

 "The safest place in Korea was right behind a platoon of MARINES.
LORD, how
they could fight!"
--MAJ. GEN. FRANK LOWE, US.ARMY

 "Panic sweeps my men when they are facing the AMERICAN MARINES."
--CAPTURED NORTH KOREAN MAJOR