On March 22, 2009, Cpl. Michael W. Ouellette, 28, was leading his squad on a foot patrol in the Now Zad district of northern Helmand province, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated beneath his feet.
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.