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The 13 Most Badass Lines Ever Uttered By American Soldiers

by Cory Krambule July 07, 2015

War is a serious endeavor undertaken by serious people who say serious things in the heat of battle. Here are the 13 most badass things ever said by America’s finest:

Colonel William Prescott, the Battle of Bunker Hill

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Col. William Prescott, (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

“Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes!”

Admiral William F. Halsey on December 7, 1941

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William F. Halsey Jr., (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

“When this war is over, the Japanese language will be spoken only in hell!”


General William T. Sherman

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General William Tecumseh Sherman, 1865.
General William Tecumseh Sherman, 1865. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.”

Creighton W. Abrams, the Battle of the Bulge

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Creighton W. Abrams, (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

“They’ve got us surrounded again, the poor bastards.”

Captain John Parker

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Captain John Parker, (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

“Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here”

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry

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Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“We have met the enemy and they are ours!”

Captain John Paul Jones

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Captain John Paul Jones, (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

“I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm’s way.”

Admiral David Glasgow Farragut

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Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!”

Major General John Stark, Battle of Bennington

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Major General John Stark, (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

“Yonder are the Hessians. They were bought for seven pounds and tenpence a man. Are you worth more? Prove it. Tonight the American flag floats from yonder hill or Molly Stark sleeps a widow!”

Sergeant Major Daniel Daly, World War I

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Sergeant Major Daniel Daly, (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

“Come on, you sons of bitches! Do you want to live forever?”

Lieutenant General Lewis “Chesty” Puller

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General Lewis “Chesty” Puller, (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

“Don’t you forget that you’re First Marines! Not all the communists in Hell can overrun you!”

General Curtis LeMay

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U.S. Air Force General Curtis E. LeMay.
U.S. Air Force General Curtis E. LeMay. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“If you kill enough of them, they stop fighting.”

General George Patton

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General George Patton, (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

“No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.”

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Cory Krambule
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