U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Janiqua P. Robinson
On Dec. 21, 2015, Master Sgt. Aaron B. Frederick and Staff Sgt. Bradley D. Mock, both from the 824th Base Defense Squadron, were on a patrol roughly three miles north of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, when a man approached on a motorcycle laden with explosives.
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.