From the cockpit of his F-16 Fighting Falcon, Capt. John Caldwell could see the flashes of mortar fire in the Afghan mountainside. It was the Taliban executing a complex ambush on a special operations team in Nuristan province, Afghanistan.
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.