West Point’s annual plebe pillow fight turns bloody; concussions, broken bones equal PROUD cadets

A traditional West Point end-of-training pillow fight got a little out of control and resulted in multiple injuries, including broken legs, dislocated shoulders and concussions.

But while some outsiders were appalled by the violence, the cadets took pride in their injuries.

The pillow fight is a tradition that follows a seven-week training period in which cadets are not allowed to even speak to each other.

Some participants stuffed helmets and body armor into their pillows to inflict as much damage as possible, according to the New York Times.

Video of the melee shows smoke bombs and glow sticks being thrown and cadets in shopping carts being pushed into other brawlers.

West Point spokesman Lt. Col. Christopher Kasker told the Times that the upperclassmen overseeing the event ““allowed the spirit activity to occur out of the desire to enhance the spirit of the class.”

West Point applauds the cadets’ desire to build esprit and regrets the injuries to our cadets,” he said. “We are conducting appropriate investigations into the causes of the injuries.”

Kasker added that there were no plans to stop the annual tradition.

But because this is a military academy training the finest fighting force the world has ever known, and not a knitting class in a senior citizens center, the cadets were downright gleeful about the fight, posting pictures of their bloody noses and blood-soaked pillows on social media while liberals expressed outrage.

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