After joining an airborne infantry unit in late 2003, Pvt. Mike Connolly found out that one company of infantry in the Maryland Guard would be heading to Iraq. The unit selected was not his, but was instead the one containing 1st Sgt. Don Connolly, Mike's father.
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.