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Indybear57
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(11/19/01 12:40:46 pm)
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Anybody out there got a Thansgiving story they'd care to share? Seem to recall reading that Gen. Westmoreland was big on EVERY GI getting Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings.

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(11/19/01 2:20:56 pm)
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My recollection was that it was during some large 1st Div. operation. We were in the field in some God forsaken place. They did get a full Thanksgiving meal out to us. The funny part was that everything was heaped in one big pile. Turkey,taters,stuffing,squash,peas,peaches, one large lump of food. I couldn't locate my mess kit utensils and ate it with my laminated ID card. Don't get me wrong, it was great at the time and a good memory. Always appreciated the effort. Thanks for reminding me.
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(11/19/01 9:58:15 pm)
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Just a random Thought.
Thanksgiving 1967. Operation Yellowstone. French Fort, almost in the shadow of the Black Virgin Mountain. 588th Engineer Battalion. We also had a full dinner with all the trimmings. I will always remember the officers telling us, "Don't bunch up when you chow down 'cause one round will get you all". That didn't matter though because we wanted to eat with our friends, a few who never saw another Thanksgiving.
Thanks,
Don

BARTAL
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(2/25/02 8:20:13 pm)
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Don I think we had Thanksgiving together that year. I to was by the mountain in 67 in the 588th. Co. B Driving a jeep. Thanks for the memories.
Peace....Barry

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Barry,

Where ya been? I thought you bailed out on us!

Good to see you!


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