posted on Feb, 7 2005 @ 06:42 PM
Concerned about morale of its troops, the U.S. military is trying to bring a taste of home to those on the front lines in Iraq. Mess halls are
featuring meals from such well know fast food outlets as Pizza Hut, Burger King, and Subway, with more to be added soon. In addition, PX services are
offered to the troops as well. The Camp Liberty PX is on track to sell over $80 million this year.
CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Pass the ammunition and a slice of pizza. U.S. soldiers in Iraq spend hours — sometimes days — on patrol hunting insurgents
and dodging roadside bombs. But when they get back to base, they can pick up a case of Dr Pepper, buy the latest DVD and take a Pizza Hut meal back to
the room to relax after a hard day at war.
A soldier's life isn't what it used to be.
Commanders say providing a good quality of life is essential to keeping volunteer troops in the military. Having a chance to skip the mess hall and go
to Pizza Hut, Burger King or Subway — Popeye's Fried Chicken and Taco Bell will be added this month — makes a big difference, soldiers say.
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As Napoleon once said, an Army travels on its stomach. This is a good way to provide a morale boost and feed the troops at the same time. There is a
huge debate going on within the Children Hospital community on this as well. Some hospitals have installed a fast food outlet and serves say
McDonald's to the sick children that can eat. Detractors point to the nutritional issues, but for one, the kids eat it. Which would you rather have a
kid that simply refuses to eat the nasty hospital meal or the one that has some nutritive value? At any rate its good to see they U.S. troops getting
a taste of home.
[edit on 2-7-2005 by Valhall]