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Obama places Thanksgiving call to troops overseas

4 years ago November 25, 2010 Nov 25, 2010 Thursday, November 25 2010 Thursday, November 25, 2010 10:18:14 AM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has called 10 members of the armed services stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan to wish them and their families a happy Thanksgiving.

The White House says Obama thanked two each from the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy for their service and sacrifice. He made a similar series of phone calls last year.

The calls came as the president, his wife Michelle and their daughters Malia and Sasha spent the holiday at the White House.

On Wednesday, Obama pardoned Apple and Cider, two 21-week-old, 45-pound turkeys raised on a farm outside Modesto, Calif.

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