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.
Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jose Villalobosrocha
The Marine Corps is considering a grunt-specific option for Meals Ready to Eat. Considering the fact that infantrymen typically have to field-strip their ration packs to eliminate unnecessary weight during expeditionary missions, it makes sense for the service to consider a lighter option with more essentials.