Camaraderie is theme at annual Portland Spartan Race

There’s little in the civilian world that emulates the military experience.

It’s also difficult to come across the camaraderie built during high-tense moments in combat.

Brotherhood can be sought out via other means — a college fraternity, perhaps — but the bond that’s created between soldiers who’ve trudged together through the unspeakable horrors of war simply doesn’t exist anywhere else except in that environment.