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Separated from families, U.S. troops celebrate thanksgiving in South Korea

2018-11-22 20:01
U.S. troops celebrated Thanksgiving holiday with a Harry Potter-themed feast on Thursday (November 22) at an army base in South Korea. Roast turkey, a traditional thanksgiving meal, along with mashed potatoes and stuffing were served to hundreds of soldiers at Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, which lies about 100 km (60 miles) from the border with reclusive North Korea. At the dining facility decorated with Harry Potter flags, U.S. soldiers said this American tradition celebration helps them to deal with homesickness during a rotation in South Korea. The United States currently has around 28,500 troops stationed in South Korea, which North Korea has long demanded its removal as one of the conditions for giving up its nuclear and missile programs.