Every day, approximately 1,300 soldiers and their families leave military life for the civilian world.
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.
And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.
Editor's note: This story originally appeared in March 2016 and has been republished for the 20th anniversary of 'Saving Private Ryan'
People love lists! Well, web publishers love lists, because you click them and share them, especially if they have funny headlines about ingroups that interest you and your peers. Some blogs make banal, predictably officer- and SEAL-heavy lists of “best sailors ever” for you to click on. Some bigger outlets may run those lists instead of making their own.