Thanksgiving In Iraq

A nice story from Operation Iraqi Freedom

Thanksgiving Day has historically been the biggest meal military dining facilities serve around the globe. This year’s banquet in Baghdad will be no exception.

“We spent nearly $12 million on food for the troops in November,” said CWO 4 Shawn Malinowski, the Multi-National Division – Baghdad’s command food advisor.  “About $4 million of that went just for Thanksgiving.”

With nearly 50,000 hungry troops to feed for the holiday, Malinowski said food orders were placed six months in advance to ensure delivery from stateside sources.

The amount of food shipped in for Turkey Day this year is staggering:  40,000 pounds of turkey; 30,000 pounds of ham; 10,000 pounds of shrimp (for shrimp cocktail); 500 cases of cranberry sauce; and 1,000 pumpkin pies.

God Bless the troops, and let's hope they are home this time next year, with the mission complete, and a free and safe Iraq the end result.

A big Happy Thanksgiving to them, since, at the time of this posting, it is November 23rd in Iraq.

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