TURKEY DAY FOR OVERSEAS TROOPS
The Defense Logistics Agency, the Pentagon’s supplier, has shipped more than 15,000 pounds of turkey and 1,854 pies, including sweet potato and pumpkin, to U.S. troops in Afghanistan for Thursday’s Thanksgiving holiday.
“Being away from home and their families during the holidays is tough enough without considering the difficult and dangerous conditions our service men and women face,” said Anthony Amendolia, an official with DLA’s Troop Support Subsistence supply chain.
“Since they can’t be home for the holidays, our employees are dedicated to bringing the holidays to them.”
American forces based in Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan and Kuwait will be feasting on a total of 51,699 pounds of turkey, 25,970 pounds of beef, 17,130 pounds of ham, 706 gallons of eggnog and 3,360 pounds of marshmallows.
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