U.S. soldiers pray before eating a Thanksgiving meal at a dining hall at the U.S.-led coalition base in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2012.
U.S. soldiers pray before eating a Thanksgiving meal at a dining hall at the U.S.-led coalition base in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2012.

U.S. troops in Aghanistan are observing Thanksgiving with all the makings of home.

Soldiers in Kabul, the Afghan capital, received a special Thanksgiving Day dinner of roast turkey, featuring traditional side dishes.

They also had to time to start their own Thanksgiving day tradition on a makeshift rugby  field.

U.S. Army Captain Robert Mikyska said, "This is the first Thanksgiving game that we've done, so we're really excited about it.  We've got a lot of participation from folks who normally don't play so, yeah, it's a great time."

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Some information for this report was provided by AP.