On June 6, 1944, a 19-year-old American sailor stood on the deck of a landing craft support, small. The ship was designed to provide cover fire for the soldiers who would storm the beaches for the largest amphibious operation in American history, D-Day.
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.