ABC Booklet

By Lane Lewis

American Revolution

“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”
― Benjamin Franklin

Battle of Antietam

"We were massed `in column by company' in a cornfield; the night was close, air heavy...some rainfall...The air was perfumed with a mixture of crushed green corn stalks, ragweed, and clover. We made our beds between rows of corn and would not remove our accouterments."
-Pvt. Miles C. Huyette, Company B, 125th Pennsylvania Infantry

Civil War

“War means fighting, and fighting means killing.”
― Nathan Bedford Forrest


“Rangers, Lead The Way!”

-Colonel Fancis W. Dawson


"Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”

-Dwight D. Eisehower

French Revolution

“A sensibility that wails almost exclusively over the enemies of liberty seems suspect to me. Stop shaking the tyrant's bloody robe in my face, or I will believe that you wish to put Rome in chains.”
― Maximilien de Robespierre

Battle of Gettysburg

“Most important battle of Civil War”

-Abraham Lincoln


“There, in the tin factory, in the first moment of the atomic age, a human being was crushed by books”

-John Hersey

Iwo Jima

"Marines I see as two breeds, Rottweilers or Dobermans, because Marines come in two varieties, big and mean, or skinny and mean. They're aggressive on the attack and tenacious on the defense. They've got really short hair and they always go for the throat.”

- "Jay' R. Stark, U.S. Navy


“The Brains”

-Franklin D. Roosevelte

Lt General Jonathan Wainwright

"Peace is a militant state, which is not secured by wishful thinking….. If we are to be sure of our liberty, we must be ready to fight for it."

-Lt General Jonathan Wainwright


“Some people spend their entire life wondering if they made a difference the man who made this knife doesn't have to worry about that.”

-Ronald Reagen

Lt. William W. Cooke

“He’s the bravest Canadian Ive ever met.”

-General George Custer

Monroe Doctrine

"The American continents ... are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers."

"If America wants concessions, she must fight for them. We must purchase our power with our blood.”

-James Monroe

Invasion of Normandy

"Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened. He will fight savagely.”

-Dwight D. Eisenhower

OA vz. 27

" are like whitewashed tombs, which on the outside look beautiful, but inside they are full of the bones of the dead and of all kinds of filth."


P-61 Black Widow

"I felt that the new Black Widow was an extremely honest aircraft."


QF 3.7-inch AA gun

"Oh, you can't get a man with a gun."
--Irving Berlin

R4M Rocket

"A rocket is a reed that thinks brilliantly."

-Jose Bergamin

Sauer 38H

"Safest gun in production."

-Adolph Hitler

T28 Super Heavy Tank

"T28 was an unusual project. Started in Spring 1945, it was designed to break through German defenses and to counter German super heavy tanks such as Maus or E100 (none completed, fortunately)."


U.S. Army

“Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless-Service, Honor, Integrity, Personal Courage”

-The Army Values

V Bomber

"It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber."


World War II

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

-Albert Einstein

X Corps (United States)

“Mess with the best;
Die like the rest”
-U.S. Special Forces


"I only know two tunes: one of them is "Yankee Doodle," and the other isn't."

-Ulysses S. Grant

ZB vz. 26

“Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.”
-Douglas MacArthur