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Fri Nov 23, 2018, 09:07 AM

Thousands of U.S. troops celebrate Thanksgiving at the Mexican border

By Paul Sonne and Nick Miroff November 22 at 5:01 PM

Thousands of American troops spent Thanksgiving deployed to the U.S. border with Mexico, joining fellow service members overseas in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere who marked the holiday away from loved ones — a familiar fact of life for those who serve.

At Camp Donna, the military’s temporary border base in southern Texas, video released by the Defense Department showed soldiers in chow hall tents carving turkeys and piling holiday meals onto plastic trays under overcast skies. Some troops along the border recorded video messages for their families back home — the kind of greetings typically sent from overseas.

The Pentagon shipped out more than 300,000 pounds of traditional Thanksgiving food, including 9,738 whole turkeys, to those stationed and deployed around the globe. A total of 799 pounds of turkey went to troops serving on the border in southern Texas.

Like many of the Pentagon’s initiatives, the Thanksgiving rollout was an affair of giant scale: 51,234 pounds of roasted turkey, 16,284 pounds of sweet potatoes, 81,360 pies, 19,284 cakes and 7,836 gallons of eggnog. Forces around the world received the goods through the vast military supply chain that keeps those serving in combat equipped with medicine, food and more.

“Many of America’s military men and women are away from home this Thanksgiving, making sacrifices to secure our freedom and to protect our southern border,” Army Brig. Gen. Mark T. Simerly, the commander of troop support for the Defense Logistics Agency, said in a statement. He said the military was providing them “the very best Thanksgiving meal our country has to offer.”

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Fri Nov 23, 2018, 09:09 AM

1. How much is this folly costing Americans?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 09:11 AM

2. Protect the borders from "Brown" women and children.

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Fri Nov 23, 2018, 09:55 AM

3. While the stain of a human being

Sitting in his little place in Florida plotting how to get more people in this country divided to start a civil war here for him with . And trying to start one elsewhere in the world for him to use. How any members of OUR military could support such a monster who hates the military because he can't make them serve only him, and use as his personal weapon is amazing. His attacks on OUR Democracy is the opposite of his claim he'll make America great again, he isn't.

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