Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving For Our Troops

From the news accounts I saw, Thanksgiving in the Middle East included a full and sufficient meal for our troops. That's as it should be.

I recall eating Thanksgiving meals with my soldiers when I served at Fort Carson. Below is the menu from such a dinner my grandfather had back in 1946.

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For reference, the folded menu is only 4.1x4.9".

Happy Thanksgiving to all.


gbradley said...

My friend who is stationed in Afghanistan sent me some pictures from the Thanksgiving feast that they were having.
There were mannequins dressed as Pilgrims and Indians.
Looked like a nice program.
I didn't see any protesters.

Rob Jacobs said...

This post brought back a great memory for me. The one and only thanksgiving I missed was in 1990 while training at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma when I was a brand new Marine. The Army put on a great spread for us Marines. Missed my family, but enjoyed the brotherhood of Marines as we considered what we were thankful for and prospects of what lied ahead for us in the building first Gulf War.