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How Marines at war did Thanksgiving

Holidays in Afghanistan winding down after 12 years of combat

By Gretel C. Kovach
3:50 p.m.Nov. 28, 2013

Camp Leatherneck, headquarters for the Marine command in southwestern Afghanistan, is about as bleak as ever on Thanksgiving Day. Concrete barriers under a leaden sky. Tents and metal shipping containers dusted with fine sand. And a sound track of generators and military trucks droning half a world away from home.

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