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Murphy’s Military Laws


  • No battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy.
  • Friendly fire ain’t 
  • The most dangerous thing in the combat zone is an officer with a map.


  • The problem with taking the easy way out is that the
  • enemy has already mined it .
  • The buddy system is essential to your survival; it gives the enemy somebody else to shoot at.
  • The further you are in advance of your own positions, the more likely your artillery will shoot short.
  • Incoming fire has the right of way.
  • If your advance is going well, you are walking into an ambush.
  • The quartermaster has only two sizes, too large and too small.
  • If you really need an officer in a hurry, take a nap.
  • The only time suppressive fire works is when it is used on abandoned positions.
  • The only thing more accurate than incoming enemy fire is incoming friendly fire.
  • There is nothing more satisfying that having someone take a shot at you, and miss.
  • Don’t be conspicuous. In the combat zone, it draws fire. Out of the combat zone, it draws sergeants.
  • If your sergeant can see you, so can the enemy.


Image of the Day: 26 February 2016

Soldiers of the 28th Infantry Division, U.S. Army, march down a street in Bastogne, Belgium, 20 December 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge. These men have been regrouped into security platoons for defense of the town. The lead soldier is armed with an M3 .45 cal. sub-machine gun and an M1 Carbine over his shoulder.

The image is a little grainy, but that adds to its character. 🇺🇸