Department of Defense photos/Task & Purpose photo illustration by Matt Battaglia
Gregory “Pappy” Boyington was a legendary World War II Marine fighter ace who led his men into battle against overwhelming odds and won, but to some in the Corps he was a belligerent troublemaker. A black sheep. It’s a title Boyington wore with pride.
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.