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Thanksgiving 1969 walking foot patrol just outside of the Korean DMZ Fence...... Dinner consisted of Meatball and Spagetti C_Ration heated by burning the card board box.... 5th / 38th FA / 2nd Infantry division / Camp Sabre...................... drill sgt.

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Embarked troops on USS Ogden off the coast of Viet Nam. First time I ever had Baked Alaska, 1968.


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I worked every Thanksgiving for my 4 years of active duty as I was a 94B Army cook. We put quite the spread on that day at the consolidated Dining Facility on post; rather than each Battalion or Brigade having their own mess hall like the old days, I served in a big one that serviced the 5 units on post.


 
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Standing guard outside a nuke loaded B-52 at K.I. Sawyer AFB, Thanksgiving 1974. 20 degree weather.


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In 1966 I did Thanksgiving Day in Basic Training in Ft. Lewis Washington State.
 
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I worked every Thanksgiving for my 4 years of active duty as I was a 94B Army cook. We put quite the spread on that day at the consolidated Dining Facility on post ...


Just a few days ago I was telling my son that during my 6 years in the Army, the chow was always pretty damn good. So, thanks and well done.
 
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2011 at FOB Airborne, Afghanistan. We get hit by RPGs in the morning, local truck driver was killed by shrapnel. Landed close enough to shake the building I was in. Squadron CDR comes into the fires cell, points at the screen and says, "I want 2 rounds of 155 laid on there at my command!" We ended up firing the rounds, didn't kill the fuckers, though.

2013 in Kuwait. Didn't do much that day, it was a slow and quiet day.


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I was in Vietnam during Thanksgiving Day. They stood us down for the day, so no flying into NVN. It seems as though we might have had a drink or two to say thank you for a quiet peaceful day.
 
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1967 - Senior Candidate Infantry OCS, Ft Benning, GA
1968 - I do not remember
1969 - Ft Bragg, 18th Airborne, 30 days until REFRAD


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1969?

ET"A" school, GLAKES. Whatever they served at the chow hall.

Food was not memorable either way.

I think it was my time in the military and pretty much always being away from family (other than my wife and kids) but neither the wife or I have ever made a production of the holidays.

Except Christmas when the kids were little of course.

Holidays on the farm were a HUGE deal. Either Thanksgiving or Christmas, and frequently both, were celebrated with all 5 of my brothers and their families being present at the farm along with my Great Aunt Ida (Grandmother Fox's sister, the only survivor of that generation when I was a kid). More food than any reasonable person could eat, discussions of long passed (and past...) relatives, food comas and mass naps after dinner.




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1971

24th Evac Hospital, Long Binh

A fairly quiet day and the chow was better



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Thanksgiving day 1952, Korea, battle of White Horse Mountain,lost an FO that day. CO C Battery39th FA 3d ID


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1969? Not too far from you, drill sgt. I was at Camp Casey.


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November 1969, Cape May, New Jersey. USCG boot camp waiting for a new Company Commander who didn't arrive until mid January 1970. I don't think I have ever been as cold as I was that winter.



 
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1962 at Ft. Gordon Ga.in basic.Day before Tgiving went thru grenade,infiltration course and it rained off and on all day.Cold all day Tgiving,but meal was great,even with Shrimp cocktails.
 
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Thanksgiving
1985 fort Sam Houston Texas
2004 Taji / camp cooke Iraq
2008 camp Phoenix Afghanistan

Today called in to assist in emergency surgery, but got home in time to enjoy dinner with friends.
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'68 Boot Camp, Great Lakes.
'69 -'70 USS Nereus AS17.
'71 USS Sperry AS12.
'72 Home
 
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1970 - USMC Boot Camp
1972 - Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club (but dinner was pretty good)



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2005: Iraq
2006: Iraq
2007: Iraq
2010: Afghanistan
2011: Afghanistan
2012: East Africa
2013: Afghanistan
2014: Arabian Peninsula
2018: Afghanistan
2020: Afghanistan
 
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