In the waning hours of Apr. 25, 2007, Army Pfc. Monica Lin Brown, 18, rushed out of her Humvee after a vehicle in her convoy was hit with an improvised explosive device. With small arms fire raining down, Brown bravely put herself in harm's way to save the lives of two critically injured fellow soldiers.
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.