A Fort Drum soldier on leave found himself unexpectedly called on to act on Christmas Day after he witnessed a stabbing in Lubbock, Texas.

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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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Don’t worry, kids. Despite what the TV may have said about a partial government shutdown, you can rest assured that the U.S. military is still operational for an important Christmas mission.

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The Department of Defense announced Tuesday that active-duty troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border will stay there through the holidays. Originally slated to return home on December 15, troops will now remain at their assignment through at least January 31, 2019.

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WASHINGTON — Pentagon officials are considering whether to keep U.S. troops along the southwest border an additional 45 days, potentially extending a controversial mission to assist the Border Patrol into next year, U.S. officials said.

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THE PENTAGON –If history has taught us anything, it’s that American wars are never over by Christmas. The same can be said for border support operations.

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