Quotation by Frank W. Wead

Boots Mulcahey: I'm not gonna make a speech. I just got something to say. Tomorrow our old pal, Doc, here's goin' out. He's bein' paid off after 30 years. I know most of you kids gotta long way to go before you find out what 30 years in the Navy means. It means service tough and good. It means serving your country in peace and in war. So let's raise our glasses.
Radio announcer: We interrupt this program for an important announcement. This morning....
Boots Mulcahey: Aw, cut that thing off. So let's raise our glasses and drink with all the solemnity this occasion demands.
Frank W. Wead (1895?–1947), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Boots Mulcahey (Ward Bond), They Were Expendable, proposing a toast to the retiring doctor, not realizing that the bombing of Pearl Harbor is being reported over the radio (1945).

Based on the book by William L. White.
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