Fort Bragg soldiers prepare massive Thanksgiving feast

Cumberland County News

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WNCN) – An early holiday meal was served for Fort Bragg soldiers and their families on Tuesday.

Major General James Mingus toured the facility and visited with soldiers as they ate their holiday meals.

For the cooks, the job gives them a chance to show off their skills.

They’re making a Thanksgiving feast: 

  • 18 turkeys and other meat 
  • 36 pecan pies
  • 36 pumpkin pies 

All of the food is being served by leaders across the Brigade. 

Lots of teamwork goes into making this possible. 

Major General James Mingus toured the facility. 

It’s a way to say thank you to these soldiers while the majority are deployed to Afghanistan right now. 

For the cooks, the job gives them a chance to show off their skills 

One of the most important displays is the memorial section out in the dining room.

It’s dedicated to fallen soldiers – including the three from the brigade who died in combat this year.

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