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Well, those can also be remembered fondly.

One that crops up in my memory with some frequency is lying face-down in three inches of snow. My feet are going numb. My SAW is freezing my fingers. My helmet keeps sliding down over my eyes. We've been out here on the perimeter for almost two hours, just waiting for the word to move.

They told us to embrace the suck. It was fun. I've never felt so alive.






Since you didn't die and (I assume) didn't lose all of your fingers and toes to frostbite, that ended quite well.



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