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The founder of a charity that reunites service members with stray dogs they adopted in Afghanistan was named the 2014 CNN Hero of the Year on Tuesday night. In 2006, Royal Marine Sergeant Pen Farthing broke up an organized dog fight outside his compound in Now Zad, a town in Helmand province in Afghanistan. When one of the dogs befriended him, his life was changed forever.

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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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