For Soldiers, There's No Cheeseburgers In Foxholes
December 23, 2012
Of the many difficulties of living in a war zone, eating your favorite foods infrequently is probably not the biggest worry. But months of MREs — meals ready to eat — and other cheap, non-perishable military meals often leave soldiers pining for a cheeseburger and some fries. Dan Pashman, of the podcast The Sporkful, spoke with soldiers and veterans about their experiences eating in war zones, and he shares those thoughts with Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin.
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