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Viper

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Post Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:01 pm

Murphy"s Laws of Combat

1. You are not a Superman.
2. If it's stupid but works, it isn't stupid.
3. Don't look conspicuous- it draws fire. (this is why aircraft carriers are calld "Bomb Magnets".)
4. When in dubt, empty yor magazine.
5. Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than you are.
6. Never forget that your weapon was made by the lowest bidder.
7. If your attack is going really well, it's an ambush.
8. No plan survives the first contact intact.
9. All five-second grenade fuses will burn down in three seconds.
10. Try to look unimportant because the bad guys may be low on ammo.
11. If you are forward of your position, the artilery will fall short.
12. The enemy diversion you are ignoring is the main attack.
13. The important things are always simple.
14. The simple things are always hard.
15. The easy way is always mined.
16. If you are short of everything except enemies, than you are in combat.
17. When you have secured an area, don't forget to tell the enemy.
18. Incoming fire has the right of way.
19. Friendly fire - isn't.
20. If the enemy is in range, "SO ARE YOU!!!"
21. No combat ready unit has ever passed inspection.
22. Beer math is: two beers times 37 men = 49 cases.
23. Body count math is: two guerillas plus one portable plus two pigs = 37 enemy killed in action.
24. Things that must be together to work, usually can't be shipped together.
25. Radio's will fail as soon as you need fire support desperately.
26. Anything you do can get you shot - including doing nothing.
27. Tracers work both ways.
28. The only thing more accurate than incoming enemy fire is incoming friendly fire.
29. Make it tough for the enemy to get in and you can't get out.
30. If you take more than your fair share of objectives, you will have more than your fair share of objectives to take.
31. Whe both sides are convinced that they are about to lose, they are both rght.
32. Professional soldiers are predictable, but the world is full of amateurs.
33. Murphy was a grunt.
Lt. Rob "Viper" Brown
XO, SG Hellfire
SG-SOCOM
SG-Operations: The Home Base of SGC & SG-SOCOM
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Hawk

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Post Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:04 pm

Re: Murphy"s Laws of Combat

Holy HELLFIRE!!!! this is absolutely hilareous. Cool post Viper, keep um coming....
Andy Moscato a.k.a. :Lt. Colonel Hawk Masters
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Post Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:07 pm

Re: Murphy"s Laws of Combat

I think this is awesome." 22. Beer math is: two beers times 37 men = 49 cases." If anybody else agrees sound off....
2nd Lt. Andy "Panic" Moscato Jr.
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merlin

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Post Wed May 09, 2012 5:09 pm

Re: Murphy"s Laws of Combat

I believe this formula may be conservative.
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Post Sat May 12, 2012 9:13 pm

Re: Murphy"s Laws of Combat

Real Sergeants
Courtesy of David R.
1.Can cuss for ten minutes without ever repeating a word.
2.Have a spine.
3.Can play a cherry Lieutenant like a finely tuned instrument.
4.Can see in the dark.
5.Have eyes in the back of their heads.
6.Still don't trust the Russians.
7.Still hate the French.
8.Don't know how to be politically correct.
9.Don't give a damn about being politically correct.
10.Think that "politically correct" should fall under Sh*t in the UCMJ.
11.Love deployments because there is less paperwork and more "real work."
12.Can run 5 miles with a hangover.
13.Do not fear women in the military.
14.Would like to date G. I. Jane.
15.Still know how to use a buffer.
16.Can tell you anything you want to know about an M1911A1 although they are no longer in the inventory.
17.Believe that they do have a rendezvous with destiny.
18.Believe that "Nuts" wasn't all that Brigadier General McAuliffe said to the Germans at Bastogne.
19.Don't know how to use a "stress card".
20.Idolize John Wayne.
21.Don't believe that AAFES really needs a "commander".
22.Would have paid money to see Custer getting his clock cleaned.
23.Really don't like taking sh*t from those who haven't "been there".
24.Know how to properly construct a field latrine.
25.Might admire the Germans, but still realize they got their butts kicked twice.
26.Aren't afraid of the Chinese, who probably don't have enough rowboats to invade Taiwan.
27.Would rather be OPFOR than MOPP 4.
28.Don't believe a darn thing the Iraqis say.
29.Don't need a GPS to find themselves.
30.Have enough BDU's in their closet to start a surplus store.
31.Think that MRE's taste good (with a little hot sauce).
32.Are convinced that "wall-to-wall" counseling really works.
33.Have more time on the front-line than most others have in the chow line.
34.Know how to make coffee when the measuring scoop goes missing.
35.Know that it's not good coffee when you can see through it.
36.Don't blame poor marksmanship on their M-16.
37.Know that inept leaders will always say they have inept soldiers.




And I was an Infantry Sargeant
"My happy place is a wasteland".
"Never turn your back on other than a dead or destroyed enemy".

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