On my journey as a soldier, I know what it is like to be separated from loved ones at holiday time. Assigned to the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam from 1966 – 1967, during that time I missed two holiday meals at home. Reproduced below is the Thanksgiving Day program from 1967, including the dinner menu–– which was a welcome departure from c-rations and MREs (meals ready to eat).
No matter how good the food was, it wasn’t like eating at home! Also from the program was a Prayer and the Commander’s Message.