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  • Sgt. Heppelfinger: We're just a little bit short of cash, see...

    Cafe Owner: Uh, uh.

    Sgt. Heppelfinger: ...or I'd never make you this proposition.

    Cafe Owner: Ho, ho.

    Sgt. Heppelfinger: I was going to save it for the museum, see, but when you're out on a limb you gotta make sacrifices, that's all. You follow me?

    Cafe Owner: I'm ahead of you.

    Sgt. Heppelfinger: I'm gonna let you in on the ground floor of something very, very rare. You remember when General Yamatoho committed hari-kari?

    Cafe Owner: Possibly.

    Sgt. Heppelfinger: I happened to be very close by, see.

    [winks, indicates he pulled out one of Yamatoho's teeth and shows the very large elk's tooth he got from one of the other Marines]

    Cafe Owner: Big man, wasn't he?

    Sgt. Heppelfinger: Immense! This is one of the rarest mementos...

    Cafe Owner: [as he pulls a large Japanese flag out of his coat] You wouldn't like to buy the flag they buried him in, would you? I could let you have it very reasonable.

    [pulls out another flag]

    Cafe Owner: I have it in several sizes.

    [begins to pull other items out of his coat pockets]

    Cafe Owner: MacArthur's suspenders! The first bullet that landed in Pearl Harbor... you can take your pick. A piece of a Japanese submarine.

    [turns the piece of metal over]

    Cafe Owner: If you look at it this way it becomes a German submarine.

    [turns the piece again]

    Cafe Owner: And this way it's a piece of a shell that just missed Montgomery! Here we have the seat of Rommel's pants. And last, but not least, we have a button from Hitler's coat... although that one I don't personally believe.

    Sgt. Heppelfinger: Wise guy.

  • Sgt. Heppelfinger: Lies! Those ain't lies! Those are campaign promises! They expect 'em!

  • Sgt. Heppelfinger: It's an honor to meet you, kid. What's your name?

    Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith: Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith. Go ahead and laugh.

    Sgt. Heppelfinger: That ain't anything to laugh at to anyone who knows anything.

  • Sgt. Heppelfinger: I guess you never got to know your father very well, eh?

    Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith: Well, not exactly... as he fell the day I was born.

    Sgt. Heppelfinger: That's right. It's hard to realize. He was a fine looking fellow. He didn't look anything like you at all.

  • Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith: [after hearing that the town wants to build a statue of him] What do I do now?

    Sgt. Heppelfinger: Well, you just let it blow over.

    Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith: Did you ever see a statue blow over?

  • Sgt. Heppelfinger: [after Woodrow reveals his discharge and leaves the auditorium] I just wanna tell you one thing, see. I've seen a lot of brave men in my life - that's my business. But what that kid just done took real courage.

  • Sgt. Heppelfinger: I tell you it'll all blow over. Everything is perfect - except for a couple of details.

    Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith: They hang people for a couple of details!

  • Sgt. Heppelfinger: [to Woodrow] Give me six of them tickets, will ya? We still got a little work to do in our own line. So long, kid.

    Mrs. Truesmith: [hugs Bugsy] Goodbye, dear.

    Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith: Will you come back?

    Sgt. Heppelfinger: Well, we always come back before. So long, everybody... see youse in church!

  • Sgt. Heppelfinger: These flapjacks might taste better with a little butter on 'em Mrs. T.

    Sgt. Heppelfinger: Maybe you haven't heard Sgt. but there's a war on.

  • Sgt. Heppelfinger: Look, I didn't get you in this.

    Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith: Oh, yes you did. I was gonna hide in the...

    Sgt. Heppelfinger: A Marine never hides. That's what Semper Fidelis means: it means "face the music".

    Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith: Well, it does not. It happens to mean "always faithful".

    Sgt. Heppelfinger: That's right. Faithful to your mother.

    Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith: It doesn't mean faithful to your mother at all. it means faithful to the Marines.

  • Sgt. Heppelfinger: They say opportunity's only got one hair on his head and you gotta grab it while it's going by and dog it down or you mightn't get another chance.

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