Images of the Week: Thanksgiving with the Troops

The theme this week is Thanksgiving and the U.S. Military.

Local Identifier: 165-WW-472A-7, “Thanksgiving cheer distributed for men in service. New York City turned host to the boys in service today and cared for every man in uniform”, Underwood and Underwood., ca. 1918

Local Identifier: 342-FH-3A-14796, “After receiving permission from the farm owner, these men, attached to an airbase at Norfolk, England, invade a turkey pen to choose their annual turkey day repast. The turkeys were given to the men for their Thanksgiving dinners”, November 6, 1943

Local Identifier: 80-G-293682, “Was the Navy’s Thanksgiving chow good this year? Here’s the answer–a picture that speaks for itself. Devoting their attention strictly to the turkey and trimmings at  an advanced Aleutian base are Leo F. DesJarlait, Sl/c (left); Eulice E. Wheeler, Sl/c (center); with G. J. Lindner, EM2/c, takes time out to give that “4.0” sign, which means “perfect”, November 24, 1944

Local Identifier 111-SC-385319, “PFC John A. Arnett (Fayetteville, NC) (Left) first man of Co “E”, 5th RCT, 24th U.S. Inf Div, to get in the chow line for his Thanksgiving Day dinner, gets a turkey leg from 1st Cook, CPL Fred Burks (Chicago, Ill) (Right). Chow line was set up back side of hill, approximately 200 yards from the MLR, Korea”, November 22, 1951, photograph by PVT Donald Webster.

Local Identifier 127-GVB-206-A186201, “Marine Lance Corporal Douglas E. Parker (Portland, Oregon), of F Company, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines, tears into a hefty drumstick while enjoying a real home-style Thanksgiving dinner. Marines throughout Vietnam were served a full course turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day”, November 25, 1965, photograph by Pfc. Durbin.

Local Identifier: 330-CFD-DN-SN-85-10896.jpeg, “(Left to right) Mess Management SPECIALIST SEAMAN Apprentice (SA) John Rossi, Corporal (CPL) Edward St. Jean, Mess Management SPECIALIST 2nd Class Richard Hall, Mess Management SPECIALIST 3rd Class Roberto Poblete and Electronic Warfare Technician 2nd Class Loren Blanton display a Thanksgiving Day turkey on the mess deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7)”, November 24, 1983, photograph by PH2 T. J. Lally.

Local Identifier: 330-CFD-DN-ST-91-02411.jpeg, “President George Bush eats his Thanksgiving Day dinner on the hood of an M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) as Marines, security personnel and reporters crowd around him. The president and his wife are paying Thanksgiving Day visits to U.S. troops who are in Saudi Arabia for Operation Desert Shield”, 11/22/1990, photograph by Cw02 Ed Bailey.

Local Identifier: 330-CFD-DA-SD-07-23646.jpeg, “U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner at dining facility #4 at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Nov. 23, 2006, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)”, November 23, 2006, photograph by SFC Erwin Orbe.