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A Grunt Murphy's Law of Combat a Grunt

1.  You are not a superman.
2.  If it's stupid but works, it isn't stupid.
3.  Don't look conspicious - it draws Fire (this is why aircraft carriers are called bomb magnets.)
4.  When it doubt, empty you magazine.
5.  Never share a fox hole with someone braver than you are.
6.  Never forget that your weapon was made by the lowest bidder.
7.  If you attack is going very well, then it's an ambush.
8.  No plan survives the first contact intact.
9.  All five second granade fuses burn down in three seconds.
10.  Try to look unimportant because the bad guys may be low on ammo.
11.  If you are forward of your position the artillery will fall short.
12.  The enemy diversion you are ignoring is the main attack.
13.  The simple things are always hard.
14.  The important things are always simple.
15.  The easy way is always mined.
16.  If you are short of everything, you are in combat.
17.  When you have secured the area, be sure to tell the enemy.
18.  In coming fire has the right of way.
19.  Friendly fire, isn't.
20.  If the enemy is in range, SO ARE YOU.
21.  No combat ready unit has ever passed inspection.
22.  Beer math is: 2 beers x 37 men = 49 cases.
23.  Body count math is: 1 guerilla + 1 portable + 2 pigs = 37 enemy killed in action.
24.  Things that must be together to work aren't always shipped together.
25.  Radios will fail as soon as you need fire support desperatly.
26.  Anything you do can get you shot, including doing nothing.
27.  Tracers work both ways.
28.  The only thing more accurate than incoming fire is incoming friendly fire.
29.  Make it tough for the enemy to get in, and you can't get out.
30.  If you take more than you fair share of objectives, you will have more than you fair share of objectives to take.
31.  When both sides are convinced they are about to lose, they are both right.
32.  Professional soldiers are predictable; but the world is full of amateurs.
33.  Murphy was a grunt.



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