quotes tagged with 'military'

"A political problem thought of in military terms eventually becomes a military problem."

Author: George C. Marshall, Source: unknownSaved by bhquoty in politics military diplomacy 6 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Unselfishly, you left your fathers and your mothers,
You left behind your sisters and your brothers.
Leaving your beloved children and wives,
You put on hold, your dreams—your lives.

On foreign soil, you found yourself planted
To fight for those whose freedom you granted.
Without your sacrifice, their cause would be lost
But you carried onward, no matter the cost.

Many horrors you had endured and seen.
Many faces had haunted your dreams.
You cheered as your enemies littered the ground;
You cried as your brothers fell all around.

When it was over, you all came back home,
Some were left with memories to face all alone;
Some found themselves in the company of friends
As their crosses cast shadows across the land.

Those who survived were forever scarred
Emotionally, physically, permanently marred.
Those who did not now sleep eternally
‘Neath the ground they had given their lives to keep free.

With a hand upon my heart,
I feel The pride and respect; my reverence is revealed
In the tears that now stream down my upturned face
As our flag waves above you, in her glory and grace.

Freedom was the gift that you unselfishly gave
Pain and death was the price that you ultimately paid.
Every day, I give my utmost admiration
To those who had fought to defend our nation.

Author: Anonymous, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom war soldier patriot military poem anonymous ultimatesacrifice 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Out of every 100 men, ten shouldn't even be there,
Eighty are just targets,
Nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle.
Ah, but the one,
One is a warrior,
And he will bring the others back.

Author: Heraclitus, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in heraclitus leadership leader army military soldiers EDS warrior 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Having to do it for the first time in combat is a chastening experience, it gives a man religion.

Author: Maj-General J.M. Gavin, Source: after his first combat paradrop 1944Saved by ImaWriterIII in soldier military EDS paratrooper parachute jmgavin 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I can always make it a rule to get there first with the most men.

Author: Nathan Bedford Forrest, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in war tactics military soldiers EDS nathanbedfordforrest 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I asked for a few Americans. They brought with them the courage of a whole army.

Author: General Abdul Rashid Dostum, Source: on the Green Berets in Nov. 2001Saved by ImaWriterIII in american courage army military soldiers specialforces greenberets 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The graveyards are full of indispensable men.

Author: Charles deGaulle, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in war military soldiers charlesdegaulle graveyard cemetary indispensable 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

We are outnumbered, there is only one thing to do. We must attack!

Author: Admiral Andrew Cunningham, Source: 11 November 1940Saved by ImaWriterIII in impossible military surrounded EDS cliftonbgates outnumbered 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and a constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold.

Author: 1.Lt. Clifton B. Cates, USMC, Source: in Belleau Wood, 19 July 1918Saved by ImaWriterIII in impossible military surrounded EDS cliftonbgates 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle; therefore they take boys from one village and another village, stick them into uniforms, equip them with guns, and let them loose like wild beasts against one other.

Author: Thomas Carlyle, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in war military soldiers cowards uniforms thomascarlyle 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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