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Troops Celebrate Thanksgiving

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Hundreds of thousands of Thanksgiving meals are being served in Iraq today.

It's a mission that's been weeks in the making, and today, military chefs throughout Iraq are serving traditional Thanksgiving meals to American servicemen and women there.

Sergeant Major Eric Parris, spokesman for Multi-National Corps-Iraq, says turkey and all the trimmings, right down to the pumpkin pie, will be on tables from Baghdad to Mosul and even in Fallujah. Parris says commanders in Fallujah have gone to great lengths to make sure their troops have a little bit of home in their hearts and in their stomachs on the holiday, security conditions permitting.

Some units have planned football games and "fun runs" to mark Thanksgiving. And they'll get a chance to watch the N-F-L and college football games via satellite.


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