Friday Military Wisdom

One of my father’s served during WWII in the US Army Coast Artillery Corps, and this was one of his favorite sayings, “Walk your post in a military manner and take no shit from the battery commander.”

Here’s some others I use or have stollen:

The Drill Sergeant yelled at the squad, “All RIGHT! ALL YOU IDIOTS FALL OUT!”Β  The squad started to wander away, but one soldier remained at attention.Β  The Drill walked over to the soldier and glared at him. The soldier looked the Sergeant in the eye and said, “Sure were a lot of ’em Sergeant.”

What month do ground troops hate? March

How many officers does it take to start a jeep? Just one to call for the sergeant.

Note on laying out a camp: The coffee tastes better if the latrines are located well down stream of the cook’s tent.

How do you know when your date with a fighter pilot is half over? It’s when he says, “Enough about me, let me tell you about my plane.”

I failed the test to become a Marine so they put me in a Navy Sub because I was, Sub-Marine.

Why couldn’t the sailors play cards? The captain was sitting on the deck.

What grades do you need to join the Navy? Seven Cs

A young woman went to join the Navy and the recruiter asked, “Can you swim?”Β  “Why do you ask, don’t you have boats?” she replied.

Airman: “Sure is hot and the A/C in our tent just died.” Solider: “You have A/C?” Marine: “You have tents?”

How do the different branches secure a building?

  • Marines: Open fire, kill everyone, and setup headquarters inside.
  • Army: Post sentries at every entrance.
  • Navy: Turn out the lights and lock all the doors.
  • Air Force: Get a five year lease with an option to buy.

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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17 Responses to Friday Military Wisdom

  1. Reading this was just lovely πŸ™‚

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  2. β€œSure were a lot of ’em Sergeant.” – Good one! I’m still laughing!

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  3. Christi says:

    I’m guessing it was a Marine who came up with the sub-marine? πŸ˜‰
    Great list, Andrew!

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  4. Baydreamer says:

    These are great, Andrew! πŸ™‚

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  5. “Sure were a lot of them.” Ahh, that’s the cheeky sort of thing I’d be tempted to try.

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  6. I love this! Particularly the one about the officers and the jeep – my husband is a colonel so it got him laughing too! Katie

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