MURPHY’S 12 BASIC LAWS OF COMBAT

  1. Incoming always has the right of way.
  2. Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than you.
  3. If your attack is going really well, it’s an ambush.
  4. The important things are always simple,
  5. The simple things are always hard.
  6. The easy way is always mined.
  7. If you’re short of everything except the enemy, you’re in combat.
  8. When you secure an area, don’t forget to tell the enemy.
  9. Tracers work both ways.
  10. If the enemy’s in range, so are you!
  11. Professional soldiers are very predictable. Unfortunately, the world is full of                  amateurs.
  12. When in doubt, empty the magazine!

    Sent in by MICHAEL A. DENEEN, 82ND AIRBORNE DIVISION, 325TH GLIDER INFANTRY REGIMENT, COMPANY A

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