Fort Benning feeds an army for Thanksgiving - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Fort Benning feeds an army for Thanksgiving

Posted: Updated:
  • NEWSMore>>

  • LaGrange woman hit by juvenile with cast iron skillet

    LaGrange woman hit with skillet by juvenile

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:15:06 GMT
    The LaGrange Police Department says an 88-year-old woman was struck in the head with a cast iron skillet by a male juvenile. Police say on July 27, at approximately 4:43 a.m., the Patrol Division respondedMore >>
    The LaGrange Police Department says an 88-year-old woman was struck in the head with a cast iron skillet by a male juvenile.More >>
  • Mom shoots at burglar trying to steal her car

    Mom shoots at burglar trying to steal her car

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:28:43 GMT
    A Columbus woman catches a man trying to steal her car and fires back literally. The car theft gone wrong happened late Friday evening. News Leader Nine's Tyrone McCoy caught up with the victim.More >>
    A Columbus woman catches a man trying to steal her car and fires back literally. The car theft gone wrong happened late Friday evening. News Leader Nine's Tyrone McCoy caught up with the victim.More >>
  • 4 passengers survive small plane crash in Helena

    4 passengers survive small plane crash in Helena

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:53 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:53:32 GMT
    All four people on board a small airplane survived a crash near South Shades Crest Road in Helena on Thursday afternoon.More >>
    All four people on board a small airplane survived a crash near South Shades Crest Road in Helena on Thursday afternoon.More >>

More than 14,000—that is how many Thanksgiving meals soldiers on Fort Benning will be enjoying this week.

More than 8,000 pounds of turkey, more than 3,000 pounds of ham, and more than 6,000 pies, and that is only part of what it takes to feed thousands of soldiers a Thanksgiving meal on Fort Benning.

"It is a great opportunity to come together as a family and cherish our time together," said Specialist Alexandra Barragan.

Barragan joined other soldiers with the 11th Engineer Battalion and some of their families enjoying all the fixings on post on Wednesday.

She says it is a time to thank all the soldiers who are serving overseas and will not be home for the holidays.

"Sometimes, we're off and training or some of our people are deployed or some of our soldiers are not here with us. It is a good thing to do to remember them as well because they're not going to be able to be with families this Thanksgiving or this holiday," said Barragan.

Captain Laura Kennebeck agrees.

"We are back here supporting them. We are thankful for their service, and we are wishing them and their families a happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays," said Kennebeck.

Barragan, her husband, and their two kids also will not be able to see family in Miami this week, but she says being with other soldiers and seeing senior enlisted and officers serving the meal makes up for it.

"We have to be each other's family. We have to be our second family after the one that we have at home so it is a good thing to see them serving us. It makes the soldiers feel good," said Barragan.

Copyright 2012 WTVM. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.