U.S. troops celebrate Thanksgiving in South Korea

The United States troops celebrated the annual holiday of Thanksgiving thousands miles away in South Korea on Thursday. The soldiers were served a traditional meal, including turkey, mashed potatoes, at Camp Humphreys is in Pyeongtaek. Away from their family and home, the U.S. soldiers said Thanksgiving meal prepared for them was homey. About 60 turkeys were cooked for over a thousand soldiers and their families, informed U.S. sergeant Michal Yin, who was in charge of the festive meal for his fellow soldiers. Over 28,500 U.S. troops are based in South Korea to help defend the country against nuclear-armed North Korea, which has remained in a technical state of war with the South since the 1950-53 Korean conflict.