We salute the Army crew who named their tank ‘crippling depression’

While Army tank crews tend to stay within the realm of both real (Chuck Norris ) and fictional (Baby Yoda) characters, with a few colorful exceptions, nothing screams 'extreme lethality' like an invisible enemy

There are few genres of military tomfoolery we're more obsessed with than the trend of bestowing intimidating monikers on military hardware, and this latest installment is no exception

While many Army tank crews tend to stay within the realm of both real (Chuck Norris ) and fictional (Baby Yoda) characters, with a few colorful exceptions, nothing screams 'extreme lethality' like an invisible enemy.

No, were not talking about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) — we're talking crippling depression, the most nefarious of mankind's modern foes. Behold:

For those of you stuck inside due to stay-at-home orders or other preventative quarantines, you know exactly what we're talking about.

Thanks for this, U.S. Army WTF! Moments. You really know how to punch right in the fucking gut, especially in the middle of a nationwide lockdown. 

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Jared Keller

Jared Kelleris the executive editor of Task & Purpose. His writing has appeared in Aeon, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the New Republic, Pacific Standard, Smithsonian, and The Washington Post, among other publications. Contact the author here.

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