Lt. Lockhart: You must have seen blood trails, drag marks? Private Joker: It was raining, sir. Lt. Lockhart: Well that's why God passed the law of probability. Re-write it and give it a happy ending.
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Lt. Lockhart:
You must have seen blood trails, drag marks?
Private Joker:
It was raining, sir.
Lt. Lockhart:
Well that's why God passed the law of probability. Re-write it and give it a happy ending. One killed. Make it a sapper. Or an officer. Which?
Private Joker:
Whichever you say.
Lt. Lockhart:
Grunts like reading about dead officers.
Private Joker:
Okay - an officer. How about a general?

Transcript:
And combat action resulting in a kill:
"Winning the War."
You must have seen blood trails,
drag marks?
It was raining, sir.
That's why God passed
the law of probability.
Rewrite it with a happy ending,
say, one kill.
A sapper or an officer. Which?
Whichever you say.
Grunts like reading about dead officers.
Okay, an officer. How about a general?
You'd like our guys to read
the paper and feel bad?
In case you didn't know,
this is not a popular war.
Our job is to report the news that the...
..."why-are-we-here"
civilian newsmen ignore.
Maybe you should go out
on some ops yourself.
You could find more blood trails
and drag marks.
I've had my ass in the grass.
Can't say I liked it much.
Lots of bugs and too dangerous.
My present duties keep me where I belong:
In the rear with the gear.

Clip duration: 64 seconds
Views: 100
Timestamp in movie: 00:00:00
Uploaded: 13 December, 2020
Genres: drama, war
Summary: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.


Actors

Lt. Lockhart - John Terry