Troops celebrate Thanksgiving in Afghanistan with turkey, rugby

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Posted on November 23, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 23 at 10:51 AM

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN -- U.S. Troops celebrated Thanksgiving Thursday with traditional roasted turkey.

Soldiers lined up on-base in the Afghan capital to enjoy the feast.

After eating, they found the energy for a game of rugby.

 

"This is the first Thanksgiving game that we've done, so we're really excited about it. We've got a lot of participation from folks who normally don't play so, yeah, it's a great time," said Captain Robert Mikyska.

68,000 American troops spent Thanksgiving in Afghanistan this year.

 

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