Around 1997 I visited with a former Boy Scout from my troop who was recently honorably discharged from the 82nd Airborne Div. He was about 22 years old. He told me about his "epiphany". He looked around 1 day on the PT field at all the paratroopers around him and realized that virtually every 1 over the age of 28 was limping. My mother's general practioner always asked about my father's health. Dad had served 3 years in the 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Team during the Korean War. Her GP remarked that virtually all of the paratrooper veterans he encountered were walking cripples. Thankfully, Dad did not suffer any jump injuries.
Even in peace time, military service is hazardous duty for those at the tip the spear. My heartfelt condolences to the surviving family members for the service of their kin.
In certain circles, Motrin is known affectionately as, “Ranger candy.”
It actually first appeared in an essay in the Washington Times in 1993 by Richard Grenier, who was paraphrasing George Orwell's opinion--the person to whom the quotation is most frequently attributed.