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The White House announced on Monday that President Donald Trump would award retired Navy SEAL Britt Slabinski the Medal of Honor for his actions during the 2002 Battle of Roberts Ridge in Afghanistan.

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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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Following the Las Vegas shootings on Oct. 1, the deadliest in United States history, Marine Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer took to social media to blast Dan Bilzerian, a social media personality, former poker player and Navy SEAL training washout who uploaded a video to Snapchat showing himself fleeing the scene.

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If there’s one thing you could say about Marine and soldier Jacklyn H. Lucas, it’s that he was a stubborn kid whose determination earned him the highest honor awarded in the military and two close calls with death. It’s been 72 years since he became the youngest Marine to receive the Medal of Honor at only 17, and Lucas is still remembered for being indestructible.

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In May 1969, Spc. James McCloughan survived a 48-hour massacre — and never stopped fighting to save 10 members of his unit.

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Military medal peddling is a lucrative market. With pawn shops, resale sites, and memorabilia stores offering Purple Hearts for cash, military enthusiasts have been able to add precious medals, earned by those who sacrificed blood, sweat, and sometimes their lives, to their private collections.

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