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Happy Thanksgiving!

Specialist Fred Gutierrez “interrogates” a turkey for it’s supposedly links to the North Vietnamese Army as it sits in the rucksack of Staff Sgt. Raymond Scherz near Bearcat Base, Dong Nai Vietnam, Thanksgiving 1967.

Luckily, for both men of C Company, 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, the turkey was cleared and allowed to “join” them for Thanksgiving dinner. The turkey was one of 57,000 sent to Vietnam to feed the nearly half a million servicemen and women in country during Thanksgiving 1967. They also came with 28 tons of cranberry sauce, 15 tons of mixed nuts, eight tons of candy, 11 tons of olives and 33 tons of fruitcake.

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