Here's How West Point Justifies Violent Pillow Fighting
Thirty cadets were reportedly injured during this year's annual pillow fight at the United States Military Academy at West Point.By Christian Bryant | September 5, 2015
West Point is getting a little bit of attention for an annual pillow fight in August that reportedly led to 30 injured cadets.
The New York Times reports West Point plebes — first year military academy students — packed hard objects into their pillow cases and swung for the fences, presumably until ambulances showed up. The Times reports injuries included split lips, concussions and at least one broken bone. (Video via Military.com)
So, what's the point of letting future military professionals smack each other around in an all-out pillow brawl? Tradition and camaraderie, apparently.