The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.
— Dwight D. Eisenhower

When they ran out of cadre men they gave me my very own platoon and said, 'Here are 63 men, try to keep as many of them alive as you possibly can.' That was one of the more harrowing experiences of my life.
David Eddings platoons quote

We had times in '66 and '67 when we would pick up a platoon of privates out of the receiving barracks the week before we even graduated the platoon that we were on!
— R. Lee Ermey

I questioned everything. I didn't see a character developed in Platoon at all. The character in Blue Velvet was much more fascinating to me.
— Kyle MacLachlan

I've done about six comedies. Oddly enough, the script came to me from one of the guys in Platoon.
— platoons quotation by Tom Berenger