27 Nov '14, 2pm

1942 #Thanksgiving menu honors those who fought in Operation Torch @MCPON13 @USNavy

By Naval History and Heritage Command Adm. William F. Halsey, Jr., eats Thanksgiving dinner with the crew of USS New Jersey (BB 62), Nov. 30. 1944. Photo courtesy Naval History and Heritage Command When it comes to the three “Cs” on Thanksgiving menus over the years, one might think corn, cranberries and collard greens. But in 1907, it was cigarettes, cigars and cider (no mention as to whether that was hard or regular) for the crew of the battleship USS Kentucky (BB 6). Navy commanding officers knew then what they still know today, NOTHING sinks morale faster than bad food, or raises it like good food. During the holidays, when most Americans enjoy spending time with their families, many of our Sailors are operating forward deployed, often on the opposite side of the planet, from their loved ones; it’s especially important to serve great chow and to make meal time as enjoy...

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