On Your Feet or On Your Knees?


               "Westmoreland made all us Officers
               write our own obituaries during
               Tet, when it looked like the Cong
               were going to end it all right
               there. Once we clued-in that life
               was finite, the loss of it no
               longer scared us: the end comes no
               matter what, it's just a question
               of how you want to go out: on your
               feet or on your knees. 

               After that, we went out and pulled 
               triggers until barrels melted. And 
               Vietnam lasted another seven years.

               The lesson extends to this career:
               I act, knowing the end of this job
               will come, no matter what. You
               should do the same."

-Director Grace, The Kingdom
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