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Old 06-04-2004, 09:11   #1
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SF mottos

A friend asked me the other day if we (Special Forces) had sayings that were unique to Special Forces. It made me think, do we have sayings or mottos unique to the SF community? Anyone?

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Old 06-04-2004, 09:42   #2
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"De Oppresso Liber"

or the ever popular,

"Hey, Dude, whazzup?"

and

"I don't think we are going to do that...Sir."

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Old 06-04-2004, 09:51   #3
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I don't think we are going to do that...Sir."

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LOL,

How about "First in last out"

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"The Professionals"
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Old 05-31-2009, 10:02   #4
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re: Motto

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LOL,

How about "First in last out"

"Quiet Professionals"

"The Professionals"

That is true if you were the 10 or HF platoon
leader or company CO in Omega, Your ass was on the first chopper in and the last one out,

That was unit SOP.

TY,

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Old 06-01-2009, 13:34   #5
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My favorite from Gp

cheat, cheat, cheat and if you get caught lie, lie, lie.
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Old 06-01-2009, 14:29   #6
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My favorite saying heard often @ Bragg...
Lie, admit nothing, make counter accusations....
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Old 06-01-2009, 14:32   #7
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cheat, cheat, cheat and if you get caught lie, lie, lie.
Must have a PULHES of 111311 - they were saying, "Deny...deny...deny."

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Old 06-04-2004, 10:11   #8
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"You don't have to like it...you just have to do it".

"Jesus...Mules don't carry this much shit on their backs".

"You only move as fast as the slowest man".

One of my Team Sergeants favorites...

"GODDAMMIT...Don't tell me how you accomplished the task...just tell me yes or no, it was done".

"It ain't over till the fat lady sings".
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:31   #9
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"Jesus...Mules don't carry this much shit on their backs"

LMAO over that one--how true it is...
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:17   #10
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BAse Camp selection: This place sux, let's stay here.
Or when your Lt was lost: No matter where you go, there you are.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:35   #11
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Not a motto, but had a license plate once that read:

Special Forces..
Penetrate deeper,
last longer,
and carry a heavier load.
Be Unconventional.
Doit different.
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Old 04-21-2008, 10:10   #12
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Here's a couple we used on a team.

Smith and Wesson beats four aces.
Nothing is impossable to the man who doesn't have to do it. (The last one applied mostly to SITCA missions. If you've ever planned one you know. Blitz
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Old 05-27-2008, 08:40   #13
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SF Motto

Greetngs,* have been here in a while.* My first thought are the words on our regimental crest, "De Oppreso Liber,"* Free From Oppression. All the rest is hard core BS. In my opinion of course Walt:

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Old 06-18-2009, 10:49   #14
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This one is acted on mostly down range

Better to ask for forgiveness later, hen to ask for permission now..
Just Get it done.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:36   #15
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What a$$hole came up with the SF motto? "Kill them all and than let God sort them out"! I seen it on SF ball caps and SF t-shirts......
Personally I think it's disgraceful,that's certainly not what we're all about,but people will see it and believe it is..............

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