James LaPorta is a journalist based in Jacksonville, North Carolina. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, The Military Times and Mic News among others. A veteran of the war in Afghanistan, James is a former U.S. Marine infantry squad leader and intelligence cell chief.
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.