Casualties of War

Casualties of War (1989)

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Meserve: You're taking your turn.
Eriksson: No.
Meserve: Well maybe when I'm through with her, I'm gonna come after you. Maybe when I'm done humping her, I'm gonna come hump you.

Cpl. Brown: I'm an armour-plated motherfucker.

Eriksson: Everybody's acting like we can do anything and it don't matter what we do. Maybe we gotta' be extra careful because maybe it matters more than we even know.

Meserve: Yea though I walk through the valley of evil, I shall fear no death. Cuz I'm the meanest motherfucker in the valley.

Lt. Reilly: So what was I doing in jail? What I was doing, let me advise you, was fixin' to shoot some mothafucka's working in that hospital, that's what I was doing.

Clark: The army don't wanna surprise us.
Meserve: Leave it to the dinks for that, huh?

Meserve: Brownie, look into my fuckin' eyes I'm gonna hypnotize you. YOU'RE fine.
Cpl. Brown: I knew it man, I knew it.

Capt. Hill: You couldn't let it rest, could you? You had to push it?
Eriksson: Go to hell. SIR.

Meserve: You probably like the army, don't you, Eriksson?
Eriksson: This ain't the army. This ain't the army, Sarge.

Lt. Reilly: What happened is the way things are. So why try to buck the system?

Eriksson: Pardon me sir, what's your point, sir?
Hill: There ain't no point, Eriksson. I'm simply trying to illuminate the terrain in which we currently find ourselves deployed. You don't mind that, do you? And if you do, fuck you! You on my frequency?
Eriksson: Yes SIR.

Eriksson: Can you imagine that? You escape Viet Nam and you die from an airline fatality.
Clark: Never happen, Cherry. You survive the Nam, you get to live forever, man.

Eriksson: Who got hit Sarge?
Hawthorne: The cherry. Man, that boy was bagged and tagged the minute they cut his orders to this place. They should've just shot him at home.

Question: When the guys are getting ready to go into town, one of them says about the sarge "as short as he is he's out of here in 30 days." Someone also said "anyone as short as Brownie shouldn't have been out there". What do they mean by short?

The_Iceman

Answer: "Short" in this context is military slang for someone whose tour of duty is coming close to an end. It's a derivative of "short-timer."

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