Deployed soldiers don't have the luxury of gathering with family and loved ones for Thanksgiving, but the military goes to some pretty great lengths to get the troops a holiday meal with all the trimmings -- a taste of home, even if its not home-cooked. This year, soldiers at more than 200 locations in Afghanistan will dine on more than 60,000 pounds of beef, 20,000 pounds of ham, 45,000 pounds of turkey, 28,000 sweet potatoes, and 4,800 pies, according to the Defense Logistics Agency. And that's just Afghanistan. Troops will be celebrating Thanksgiving around the world -- from Japan to Germany to bases here in the United States. Here's a look back at 60 years of soldiers abroad taking a break for the holiday.
Above, U.S. Army soldiers eat their Thanksgiving meal at Combat Outpost Cherkatah, Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Nov. 26, 2009.