Thanksgiving With the Troops

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

At a Defense Department briefing on Tuesday, spokesman Geoff Morrell ran down the list of what U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan will be eating on Thanksgiving day. It's a feast that includes more than 465,000 pounds of turkey and 61,000 pounds of stuffing. Specialist Naveed Ali Shah is one of the enlisted soldiers who will be taking part in the festivities on base. He's stationed in Balad, Iraq. First Lieutenant Russell Galeti joins us from Germany, where his unit is training before deploying to Afghanistan. And Michael Hoffman, staff writer for The Mililtary Times and a former Air Force intelligence officer, talks about what it's like to be enlisted during the holidays.

 

Guests:

Michael Hoffman and Naveed Ali Shah

Hosted by:

Miles O'Brien

Contributors:

Noel King and Hsi-Chang Lin

Comments [1]

Kristen L. Rouse

Great to hear 1LT Galeti and SPC Shah on air! Thanks for your service and sacrifice. We will keep you and your comrades in our thoughts and prayers this holiday season!

Nov. 26 2009 01:37 AM

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