Photo courtesy of Dennis Anderson

“What did you do in the war, daddy?”

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Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.

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And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.

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On Nov. 21, the servicemen and women at Edwards Air Force Base in southern California where stealth and other technologies are tested hosted the 25th annual celebration of "Combat Dining Out."

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One of my son’s significant literary choices for a book about war and the anguish it brings is Dalton Trumbo’s 1938 novel, “Johnny Got His Gun.”

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In understanding the culture divide between the civilian and military sectors of the United States, sometimes it's a matter of the military reaching out to civilians, accepting a simple "thank you" for service, or helping civilians understand why maps are needed.

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With the end date of World War II fast approaching its 70th anniversary, there will be a swell of articles about what the United States did, what the Allies achieved, and what the largest and most calamitous conflict in world history tells us about human nature.

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