suspect many of you remember the time honored Murphy's Laws of Combat:
look conspicuous . . . it draws fire.
it's stupid, but it works, it's not stupid.
your attack is going really well, it's an ambush.
you have secured an area, don't forget to tell the enemy.
fire . . . isn't.
you do can get you shot, including doing nothing.
share a foxhole with someone braver than you are.
sucking chest wound is just nature's way of telling you to slow
buddy system is key to your survival . . . it
gives the enemy someone else to shoot at.
not the bullet with your name on it you need to worry about, it's
the one addressed: ''To whom it may concern.''
from: Vietnam Perspective by Retired Lt. Gen. James Link, U.S.
Army, former commander of Redstone Arsenal, he delivered this address at
the breakfast commemorating the arrival in Huntsville, Alabama of the
traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.