U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
Ten years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina swept through the Gulf states, killing over 1,200 people, leaving thousands more homeless, and causing over $100 billion in damage — one of the worst natural disasters to befall the United States. Nearly 70,000 troops — active duty, Reserve, and National Guard — would eventually become involved in relief efforts, the largest effort in U.S. history, according to a study commissioned by the U.S. Army Combat Studies Institute.
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.