Ross Ritchell is a former member of the 75th Ranger Regiment. His novel "The Knife" was published by Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House in 2015. He lives with his wife, children and Labrador retrievers.
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.