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On Aug. 26, 1968, Staff Sgt. Nick Bacon was leading an infantry squad near the city of Tam Ky in Vietnam when they came under heavy fire from a bunker line. In the ensuing battle, Bacon led two platoons against the enemy, single-handedly eliminating a gun crew and four additional soldiers, and eventually turned the ambush around.

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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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