Even though I disagree with many of the changes, when I see the privates graduate at the end of the day, when they walk off that drill field at the end of the ceremony, they are still fine privates; outstanding, well motivated privates.
For me, it's an honor for the military to ask me to go to Iraq, Afghanistan, or GITMO. I'm happy to go.
The drill instructor must have total and complete control. Mindless obedience is what he's after.
It's my firm conviction that when Uncle Sam calls, by God we go, and we do the best that we can.
I firmly believe that you live and learn, and if you don't learn from past mistakes, then you need to be drug out and shot.
I hate to hear 'Less is more.' It's a crock of crap.
The best part about the movie, and everybody seems to rave about it, is the boot camp part.
It's been a pretty fun ride, to tell you the truth.
Playing the good guy is tough because you know as well as I do, in real life, you have to watch your P's and Q's and conduct yourself in a respectable manner if you expect to have friends.
I was stationed at a marine recruit depot in San Diego from 1965 to 1967.
I'm never, like I say, I'm never happy, I'm never satisfied, it's never good enough.
There's a lot of whiners in every crowd.
Without discipline, there is no Marine Corps.
The biggest problem was the politicians knew nothing about fighting a war.
Back in those days intimidation was the greatest tool the drill instructor had. Without that tool, he would not have had control.
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