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'Greatest generation' celebrated holiday season as best they could

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: December 20, 2017

Not everybody is home for the holidays. This is nothing new for the thousands of Marines, sailors, soldiers, airmen and Coast Guardsmen who have been stationed across the globe throughout the decades. But Christmas cheer finds a way to thrive, even in the most difficult of circumstances.

Take a look at these photos to see how servicemembers have celebrated the holiday season throughout history. Here, the 'greatest generation' takes a breather to during World War II to spread some festive cheer.

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