Troops in Afghanistan taking time to celebrate the Fourth of July

Monday, July 4, 2011 - 2:56pm

AFGHANISTAN (FOX44) - Just because they are not in the states, doesn't mean they can't enjoy the Fourth of July like the rest of us.

U.S. Marines serving in Afghanistan are celebrating this Independence Day by barbecuing steaks and hot dogs.
Troops stationed in the Helmand Province say despite the great tastes of home, they still have a job to do.
Meantime, this month marks a gradual drawdown of U.S. troops.
U.S. and NATO forces plan to hand over full security responsibility in Afghanistan by the end of 2014.

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