Troops Spend Thanksgiving Away From Home
The American Forces Press Services column talks to troops overseas.
On his fifth deployment, Army Capt. Todd Tomkins will be far from home and his family's Thanksgiving feast.
He'll miss out on the men's morning outing to hunt, and will have to forgo the savory turkey dinner that's timed perfectly to coincide with football halftime.
Instead, Tomkins, company commander for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, will spend his morning at a forward operating base in Afghanistan, helping to refurbish a school in a nearby village.
But to Tomkins, each missed holiday is a sacrifice he's happy to make.
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