Not Home In Time For Christmas

U.S. Army infantry captain Tim Hsia quotes his counterpart in the unit who was returning home as Hsia was shipping out:

He told me he had a feeling his unit would be extended but that despite it all, his unit handled it better then the unit it had replaced. “When they were told they were extended, some of the soldiers had already flown back home. The Army made those soldiers come back after hugging their families, and extended them another three months. Well, what do you think? A lot of people in that unit just mentally gave up. They were physically here but mentally and spiritually elsewhere."