“Clean your weapon? Good. You know how to disassemble and reassemble your weapon? Good. You know how to call for fire? Good. You know how to zero a 203? Because that's a trick.”
"They tried to get me with that! My guys, when I first got there. They’re like, 'Sure man, like I tell you what, like we’re struggling. We just can't remember. How do you zero a 203?' I’m like… how do you zero a grenade launcher? I don't think you zero a grenade launcher."
'Nah sir, come on now. You went to fancy officer’s school and stuff.' And I'm like, I am pretty sure you don't; you can’t zero a grenade launcher! And then my platoon sergeant walked by and said 'yo, stop messing with the new lieutenant.'
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
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A combat patrol advanced three miles north of Lucca (furthermost point occupied by American troops) to contact an enemy machine gun nest in September 1944 as part of the Italian Campaign (DoD/National Archives and Records Administration)
World War II Army veteran Milton Miller says he has never forgotten an act of cowardice by his platoon leader.
It happened in the Alban Hills south of Rome following the Allied Forces' amphibious invasion on the Italian beaches of Anzio in January 1944.