As the Global War on Terror has crawled along, it’s produced a glut of movies, books, and other junk by, for, and about vets. It’s also led the armed services to get very protective of their brand and logos as well-meaning veteran entrepreneurs and shady fly-by-nighters try to turn a buck on America’s near-universal love for all things military.
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.
Millions of Americans grew up with a close relative in the military; for many, whom we’ve come to affectionately know as “military brats,” that close relative was a mom or dad. These military brats exist in every part of our society, including perhaps the most competitive portion of it — professional sports.