U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Reece Lodder

An American service member was killed in Afghanistan on Nov. 24, according to a Department of Defense statement released early this morning. The brief statement did not provide additional information on the service member's identity or the time or place of death.

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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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U.S. Army/nd Lt. Jamie Douglas

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Business Insider.

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Maj. John Shin/US Army

The U.S. Army general who was wounded during an insider attack in Kandahar last week has been medically evacuated to the United States for further treatment, a spokesman for the NATO Resolute Support mission told Task & Purpose on Thursday.

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U.S. Army/Sgt. 1st Class Jasmine L. Flowers

A coalition service member deployed in support of the NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan was killed in the Herat province on Monday, officials announced.

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jodson B. Graves

Editor’s Note: This article by Matthew Cox originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community.

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