- Title: U.S. troops celebrate Thanksgiving in Afghanistan
- Date: 24th November 2016
- Summary: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (NOVEMBER 24, 2016) (REUTERS) NATO TROOPS IN KABUL NATO HEADQUARTERS EATING DINNER TO CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING SIGN READING (English) "HAPPY THANKSGIVING" COOK CUTTING OFF MEAT SLICE WITH KNIFE SOLDIERS LINING UP TO RECEIVE MEAT COOK HOLDING SLICE OF MEAT AS MORE IS CARVED OFF NATO SOLDIERS RECEIVING MEAT FOR DINNER TROOPS IN QUEUE RECEIVING DINNER FOR THANKSGIVING DAY (SOUNDBITE) (English) NATO SOLDIER, CAPTAIN TUAN VU, SAYING: "I am safe and well. I wish all my family members a happy Thanksgiving, and happy holidays, I will see them soon." VARIOUS OF COOKS CARVING MEAT VARIOUS OF TROOP WAITING TO RECEIVE SERVINGS (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. SOLDIER, MICHAEL FISHER, SAYING: "It is always hard being away from your family on Thanksgiving of course, you miss your loved ones at home of course, but being here, just being with all the new people that you have the camaraderie with, you know being able to be here, we're training and advising with the Afghans, coming here eating for dinner tonight I think it is such a great next opportunity outside of being with your family on this holiday."
- Embargoed: 9th December 2016 13:25
- Keywords: American troops Thanksgiving Kabul Afghanistan U.S. holiday turkey feast
- Location: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- City: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- Country: Afghanistan
- Topics: Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA00159SZ1VR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: U.S. soldiers on a NATO base in Kabul were given a special Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday (November 24) as millions of Americans celebrated their annual holiday feast.
One soldier serving away from home said he wished his family a happy Thanksgiving.
"I am safe and well I wish all my family members a happy Thanksgiving, and happy holidays, I will see them soon," Captain Tuan Vu said.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has shifted most of its military responsibilities onto Afghanistan's armed forces since it ended its main combat mission in 2014.
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