GREAT LINES ABOUT OUR MARINES AND WAR
"I want you boys to hurry up and whip these Germans so we can get out
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
ready to do violence on their behalf.
"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
Situation excellent. I am
"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
"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
--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
--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
--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,
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.
they could fight!"
--MAJ. GEN. FRANK LOWE, US.ARMY
"Panic sweeps my men when they are facing the AMERICAN MARINES."
--CAPTURED NORTH KOREAN MAJOR