December 25, 2008 2:59 PM

Christmas for troops in Afghanistan: turkey patties, grape juice and calls home

Marines are used to being away from home on Christmas. About 40 percent of those in the remote Delaram base have been to Iraq or Afghanistan before or have missed the holiday due to training. These Marines are stationed in Farah province, an area where Taliban forces not only fight but also sell opium poppy to finance their operations.

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