Stay alert & stay alive

 

I wanted to join the military out of high-school to serve my country and  see the world, but I opted for college instead – here is a great Facebook post I saw from Joel Extine who served as a  Marine

All I need to know about life I learned in the military

  1. If the enemy is in range, so are you.
  2. Incoming fire has the right of way.
  3. Don’t look conspicuous, it draws fire.
  4. There is always a way.
  5. The easy way is always mined.
  6. Try to look unimportant, they may be low on ammo.
  7. Professionals are predictable; it’s the amateurs that are dangerous.
  8. The enemy invariably attacks on two occasions:
    • when you are ready for them
    • when you are not ready for them
  9. Teamwork is essential; it gives them someone else to shoot at.
  10. If you can’t remember, then the claymore is pointed at you.
  11. The enemy diversion you have been ignoring will be the main attack.
  12. A “sucking chest wound” is nature’s way of telling you to slow down.
  13. If your attack is going well, you have walked into an ambush.
  14. Never draw fire, it irritates everyone around you.
  15. Anything you do can get you shot, including nothing.
  16. Make it tough enough for the enemy to get in and you won’t be able to get out.
  17. Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than yourself.
  18. If you’re short of everything but the enemy, you’re in a combat zone.
  19. When you have secured an area, don’t forget to tell the enemy.
  20. Never forget that your weapon is made by the lowest bidder.
  21. If it’s stupid but it works, it isn’t stupid.
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About David Nuckols

Inspiring individuals to learn about the human body to motivate lifestyle changes that improve their own self-image

Posted on August 11, 2012, in Home and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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