36 things every G.I. should know

1. Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than you are.

2. Recoiles rifles - AREN'T.

3. Supressive fire - WON'T.

4. If it's stupid but it works, IT AINT STUPID.

5. Don't look conspicuous - IT DRAWS FIRE.

6. Never draw fire - it irritates everyone around you.

7. When in doubt, EMPTY THE MAGAZINE.

8. Your weapon was made by the LOWEST BIDDER.

9. If your attack is going really well, IT'S AN AMBUSH!

10. If you can't remember, the Claymore is pointed TOWARDS YOU!

11. All five seconds grenade fuses are really 3 seconds.

12. Try to look unimportant. They may be low in ammo.

13. If you are forward of your position, the artillery will be short.

14. The enemy diversion you are ignoring is the main attack.

15. The easy way is always mined.

16. The important things are always simple.

17. The simple things are always hard.

18. If you're short in everything except enemy, you are in combat.

19. No OPLAN survives first contact intact.

20. When you have secured an area, don't forget to tell the enemy.

21. Incoming fire has the right-of-way.

22. No combat ready unit has ever passed inspection.

23. No inspection ready unit has ever passed combat.

24. Team work is essential. It gives them, other people to shoot at.

25. If the enemy is in range, so are you.

26. Beer math is 2 beers x 37 men = 49 cases.

27. Body count math is 2 terrorists + 1 Taliban + 1 water buffalo = 37 KIA.

28. Friendly fire - ISN'T!

29. Anything you do can get you shot - including doing nothing.

30. Make it tough for the enemy to get in, and you can't get out.

31. Tracers work both way.

32. The only thing more accurate than incoming enemy fire is incoming "friendly fire".

33. Radios will fail as soon as you need fire support desperately.

34. Professionals are predictable, but the world is full of amateurs.

35. You are not Superman.

36. Murphy was a GRUNT, not an Aviator.

27. That's the one I have to remember;0)