There are only two kinds of people who are staying on this beach:

Those who are already dead and those that are gonna die.

Now get off your butts.

-Norman Daniel "Dutch" Cota

Cota was one of the highest-ranking officers on the beach of Normandy on D-Day.

After landing on the beach, he personally rallied shell-shocked, pinned-down survivors to open one of the first vehicle exits off the beach. Cota and his men advanced to the seawall, where they used torpedos and wire cutters to punch through. They then destroyed a machine-gun nest, after which they made a breakthrough from Omaha Beach.

Cota calmly rallied his troops with the statement:

"Gentlemen, we are being killed on the beaches. Let us go inland and be killed."