Colonel Meyers Quotes in Heartbreak Ridge (1986)


Colonel Meyers Quotes:

  • Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: Your DD 1348 forms are not filled out correctly.

    Choozoo: Yes, sir.

    Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: We're going to approach this exercise in an orderly proficiant manner, Sergeant Major. I want each round of ammunition counted and returned in the exact condition in which it was received.

    Choozoo: I'll personally dot the I's and cross the T's, sir.

    Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: Sloppiness breeds inefficiency.

    [Ring and Highway approach]

    Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: Your outfit looks like it could use some cleaning up, Gunny.

    Highway: Sir, I'd like to issued my squad leader a set of night vision goggles.

    Lieutenant M.R. Ring: Darn, I should have thought of that.

    Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: That is not part of your TO&E.

    Highway: But, sir, I...

    Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: Fill out the proper request forms and send it through the chain of command!

    Highway: Request forms!

    Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: [Colonel gets out of car] Atten-shun! Major Malcom Powers, sir. Annapolis class of '71.

    Colonel Meyers: How are men doing, Major?

    Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: My men are ready to fight to the death to defend our country, sir.

    Colonel Meyers: Well, let's hope that won't be necessary.

    [Looks at Highway]

    Colonel Meyers: Have we ever served together?

    Highway: I don't know, sir. Sergeant Major Choozoo and I were in the 2nd Battalion and 7th in '68.

    Colonel Meyers: I had a rifle company in the 1st Battalion and 7th in '68.

    Highway: Well, we sure as hell chewed some of the same dirt, sir.

    Colonel Meyers: That's for sure. What's your assessment of this exercise?

    Highway: It's a cluster fuck.

    Colonel Meyers: Say again?

    Highway: Marines are fighting men, sir. They shouldn't be sitting around on their sorry asses filling out request forms for equipment they should already have.

    Colonel Meyers: Interesting observation. Carry on, Major.

    PA Announcer: Now hear this. Now hear this.

    Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: This is it. We're going to war.

  • Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: [approaching Highway] Just what the hell do you think you're doing?

    Highway: Just enjoying the view, sir.

    Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: Well, you disobeyed an order. I told you to stay in contact and not take this hill without me. Damn it! Get on your feet, Highway!

    Highway: With all due respect, sir, you're beginning to bore the hell out of me.

    [sees the helicopter landing and Colonel Meyers getting out]

    Colonel Meyers: Who's in charge here?

    Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: I am, sir. Major Malcolm Powers.

    Colonel Meyers: Did you lead this assault?

    Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: Sir, Leutenant Ring and Gunnery Sergeant Highway disobeyed a direct order. I told them to wait for support but they went up this hill anyway.

    Colonel Meyers: [to Highway] Why?

    Highway: We're Marines, sir. We're paid to adapt, to improvise.

    Lieutenant M.R. Ring: Sir, I gave the order to take this hill.

    Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: Ring, this is going to ruin your career.

    Colonel Meyers: Are you new to the infantry, Major?

    Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: Yes, sir. Just came over from supply.

    Colonel Meyers: Were you good at that?

    Maj. Malcolm A. Powers: Yes, sir!

    Colonel Meyers: Well then, stick to it because you're a walking cluster fuck as an infantry officer. My men are hard chargers, Major! Leutenant Ring and Gunny Highway took a handfull of young fire pissers, exercised some personal initiative and kicked ass!

    [to Lt Ring]

    Colonel Meyers: Good job, Leutenant!

    Lieutenant M.R. Ring: Thank you, sir!

    Colonel Meyers: Leutenant, see to it that those students are escorted back to Cherry Point.

    Lieutenant M.R. Ring: Yes, sir!

    Colonel Meyers: [to Powers] Well, you're dismissed!

    [Highway and Choozoo approach]

    Colonel Meyers: What the hell are you two sorry assed individuals looking at? Get the hell off of my LZ.

    HighwayChoozoo: Semper Fi!

    Colonel Meyers: Oo-rah!

    Highway: Well, Chooz, I guess we're not 0-1-1 anymore.

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