“For every one hundred men you send us, ten should not even be here.
Eighty are nothing but targets.
Nine of them are real fighters.
We are lucky to have them, they the battle make.
Ah, but the one.
One of them is a warrior.
And he will bring the others back”.
Heraclitus 500 BC
“The green beret is a symbol of excellence, a badge of courage, a mark of distinction in the fight for freedom.”
John F. Kennedy
“Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they have made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don’t have that problem.”
“War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”
John Stuart Mill
“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me.”
Psalms 138:7“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
“There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.”