Your primary weapon is down, and you only have one magazine left for your pistol. You’re outnumbered, outgunned, and separated from your unit. The enemy is closing in, and you know you’re not going to make it out of this one.
You light up your last smoke, make your peace with whatever higher power you believe in, and step out to meet your fate, and as you do, you say something badass.
We’ve all thought about this. In the messed up recesses of our minds, we’ve all wondered how that scene might go down: the last stand, and the epic one-liner. And as you round the corner, cigarette hanging from your lower lip, you finally get the chance to say it:
“Do you feel lucky, punk? Well, do ya?”
Now, we all know that never happens in real life — it’s a glorified Hollywood facade that sells violence and death like sex, and makes light of the human costs of war.
But, we can’t deny it, we all have that tiny little voice that wonders, “How cool would it be to say something like that?” So, in honor of the juvenile daydreams we’ve each had at least once in our lives, here are 10 movie quotes you’ve always wanted to say in combat.
1. 300: “Tonight, we dine in hell!”
2. Apocalypse Now: “I love the smell of napalm in the morning.”
As a Medal of Honor recipient, former Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia will also be eligible for retroactive monthly pension payments stretching back to 2004.
All Medal of Honor recipients receive a pension starting on the date they formally receive the Medal of Honor, which is currently $1,329.58 per month, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
But Medal of Honor recipients are also eligible for a retroactive payment for monthly stipends that technically took effect on the "date of heroism," said Gina Jackson, a spokeswoman for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A unit of UK infrastructure giant Balfour Beatty plc falsified housing maintenance records at a major U.S. military base to help it maximize fees earned from the Department of Defense, a Reuters investigation found.
At Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma, the company's U.S.-based unit used a second set of books and altered records to make it appear responsive to maintenance requests, Reuters found in a review of company and Air Force emails, internal memos and other documents, as well as interviews with former workers.