Home is where you drop your ruck. Hopefully Jody hasn't beat you there!
You either understand that phrase, all the way down to the blisters on your bloody feet, or you don't. It's been a truth since the before the legionnaires were fighting the Gallic Wars. Ask the ghosts of the Muli Mariani if you can find some -- or any of the dudes going outside the wire in shitholes around the world today.
They carried all they could bear, and then some, including a silent awe for the terrible power of the things they carried.Tim O'Brien
"I love the infantry because they are the underdogs. They are the mud-rain-frost-and-wind boys. They have no comforts, and they even learn to live without the necessities. And in the end they are the guys that wars can't be won without." Ernie Pyle