sgt stryker

Classic quote from John Wayne during his role as Marine Corps, Sgt. John M. Stryker in “The Sands of Iwo Jima.” 
“I’m gonna make it simple so you’ll all understand it. They handed me you guys as a present, a regular Easter basket. They told me to get you into shape so you can handle a piece of this war. That’s what I’m gonna do and that means I’m gonna tell you what to do, every day, and every minute of every day. I’m gonna tell you how to button your buttons, I’m even going to tell you when to blow your noses. If you do something I don’t like I’m gonna jump and when I land it’ll hurt. I’ll ride you until you can’t stand up. When you do stand up, you’re going to be marines.”

- Sgt. John M. Stryker