phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Phrases, Sayings and Idioms Home > Discussion Forum

Band of brothers

Posted by Shkval on January 13, 2004

"The point is, it don't matter where we go. Once we get into combat, the only person you can trust is yourself and the fella next to you.

Hey, as long as he's a paratrooper.

Oh, yeah? And what if that paratrooper turns out to be Sobel?

If I'm next to Sobel in combat, I'm moving on down the line. Hook up with some other officer, like Heyliger or Winters.

I like Winters, he's a good man. But when the bullets start flying, I don't know if I want a Quaker doing my fighting for me."

What is here "moving on down the line" and "doing my fighting for me"?

Thanks in advance.