We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Infantry Quotes from Wes Studi, Douglas Haig, Jim Webb, James Monroe, Walter Kohn. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I’m proud to have served there for 12 months with Alpha Company of the 39th Infantry.
Once the mass of the defending infantry become possessed of low moral, the battle is as good as lost.
From the time I left the Marine Corps after serving as an infantry platoon and company commander in Vietnam, I decided that I would focus on immediate goals that inspired me to devote all of my energy to them, rather than putting together the more cautious and traditional building blocks of a predictable career.
By the last returns to the Department of War the militia force of the several States may be estimated at 800,000 men – infantry, artillery, and cavalry.
However, while the Nazi barbarians and their collaborators threatened the entire world, I could not accept his philosophy and, after several earlier attempts, was finally accepted into the Canadian Infantry Corps during the last year of World War II.
I think of myself as Special Forces, clearing the path for the infantry.
It is remarkable that this people, though unarmed, dares attack an armed foe; the infantry defy the cavalry, and by their activity and courage generally prove victors.
I am in the infantry for 17 weeks and after that I don’t know where I am going.
Napoleon’s plan was for his army to arrive in Egypt not as conquerors but liberators. Landing in Aboukir Bay on July 1, 1798, the French captured Alexandria the next day, overcoming the surprised Mamelukes – the despotic local rulers – with a combination of modern artillery and infantry tactics.
I think the guys who are sort of infantry in Somali piracy are not unlike low-level drug dealers in urban areas in America, who see it as, you know, not having many other options. I think it comes down to money and needing to survive.
In the summer of 1952, when I was 30, the Army assigned me to an infantry unit fighting in Korea. Meanwhile, though, there was other news in my family: My father had become the Republican presidential nominee. As an ambitious young major, I refused any offers for other assignments.
As an infantry officer who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay, I have led men in combat and trained them on tactics and strategy. The mission of the infantry is to ‘close with, and destroy, the enemy.’ Our job, in a direct way, is to fight and win wars.
Of course, I also attribute some of my hearing loss to being in the infantry in World War II. It’s probably a combination of heredity and noise exposure.
Like Iran and Syria supplied Hezbollah with sophisticated anti-tank rockets – Matisse, Cornet, and other RPGs that caused great damage to Israeli tanks and Israeli infantry in 2006 – they did the same in Gaza with Hamas.