READINGS & WARRIOR QUOTES

READINGS

"The Forward Observer"

by LtCol Larkin Spivey

"A Real Commander"

by COL Gene Kamena

"Paying Our Respects"

by BG Jack Shanahan

Our Military Today

by GEN David Petraeus

"Such Good Men"

Michael Norman

What is a Veteran?

by Garry Alexander

What is a Soldier?

by COL Dandridge Malone

Our Military Men

Source not cited

The Perimeter

by James R. Larson

It Is The Soldier

Charles M. Province

"Challenging The Generals"
by Fred Kaplan
The WSJ
The Military Really Never Leaves You

Author Unknown

The Noble And The Brave

by Joanna Fuchs

A Soldier Died Today

Larry Vaincourt

Preparing The Atomic Bombs: 
Top Secret Photos Declassified
A Salute to Brig Gen Paul Tibbets

 

Runway Able on Tinian Island:
 The Story of Nuking Japan

 

 

WARRIOR QUOTES

 

WORDS OF A TRUE FIGHTING GENERAL

"I don't lose any sleep at night over  the potential for 
failure. I cannot even spell the  word." 
  

 "I come in peace. I didn't bring  artillery. But I'm pleading 
with you, with tears in my eyes: If you screw with me, I'll kill you all."
(Told to the Iraqi  leadership)
 

"Marines don't know how to spell the word defeat." 
  
"The most important six inches on the  battlefield 
is between your  ears." 
  
 "You are part of the world's most  feared and trusted 
force. Engage your brain before you engage your weapon."  

"There are hunters and there are  victims. By your 
discipline, cunning, obedience and alertness, you 
will decide if you are a hunter or a victim." 
 
"No war is over until the enemy says it's over. 
We may think it over, we may declare it over, but  in 
fact, the enemy gets a  vote." 

 "There is nothing better than getting shot at and 
missed. It's really great.." 
 
"You cannot allow any of your people to avoid the 
brutal facts. If they start living in a dream world, it's
going to be  bad."
 "I'm going to plead with you, do not  cross us. 
Because if you do, the survivors will write about 
what we do here for 10,000  years." 
(Iraq Mission)

"Demonstrate to the world there is 'No  Better 
Friend, No Worse Enemy' than a U.S.  Marine."

GEN James N. Mattis, USMC

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