A Thanksgiving Veteran's Story


November 25, 2021

Courtesy Dave Parshall

Basic training completed, Seamen Recruit David J. Parshall in uniform while at basic.

Serving in the military means often times one is away from home during Thanksgiving time. For many military members their Thanksgiving meal is one provided by the military at the chow hall.

This meal, depending upon where the military member is, will depend on whether it is a full fledge traditional turkey dinner with all the normal trimmings and desserts or if their mess tent was able to do a make shift Thanksgiving meal.

David J. Parshall, Navy Veteran - Cook saw many holidays aboard ship and away from family. "When we cooked 'holiday meals' we always tried to be as close to traditional...

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