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Photo: Soldiers from 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, and citizens of Dongducheon work side-by-side to make kimchi at the Annual Kimchi Charity Event, Nov. 15, 2013, in Dongducheon, South Korea. It's a way for Soldiers to experience a "Thanksgiving" meal from a different culture. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis/ Released)

U.S. soldiers and their family members are gearing up to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday around the world. Find out what they’re doing to celebrate and stay connected.
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Photo: Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III places the Medal of Honor on former Army Capt. William D. Swenson before he participates in the ceremony to induct him into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, Oct. 16, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler

Medal of Honor recipient former Army Capt. William D. Swenson was inducted into the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes during a ceremony one day after receiving the nation’s highest military honor.
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Today, former U.S. Army Capt. William D. Swenson is presented the Medal of Honor for actions in Kunar Province, Afghanistan in 2009.
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Former Army Captain William D. Swenson will be presented the Medal of Honor for his courageous service while deployed to Afghanistan in 2009.
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Once one of the most dangerous places in Afghanistan, Kunar province is slowly turning around thanks to the presence of NATO and Afghan forces.
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