Marin Cpl. Cody Baird tries to stop a large grease fire erupting in his wok as he and others at their remote base in Helmland Province in Afghanistan, attempt to cook a Thanksgiving meal. (Chuck Liddy/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT)
Marin Cpl. Cody Baird tries to stop a large grease fire erupting in his wok as he and others at their remote base in Helmland Province in Afghanistan, attempt to cook a Thanksgiving meal. (Chuck Liddy/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT) Chuck Liddy/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT
Marin Cpl. Cody Baird tries to stop a large grease fire erupting in his wok as he and others at their remote base in Helmland Province in Afghanistan, attempt to cook a Thanksgiving meal. (Chuck Liddy/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT) Chuck Liddy/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT

Marines' Afghan Thanksgiving: Mom, send fire extinguisher

November 25, 2009 4:48 PM