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Thanksgiving can be bittersweet for American troops serving far away from home. One couple that knows this feeling firsthand is Tori Lynch, left, an Army captain currently based in Baghdad, Iraq. Her husband, Army Staff Sergeant Larry Lynch, right, is back home in Fayetteville, N.C., taking care of their three small children. (Courtesy Tori Lynch)MoreCloseclosemore
Thanksgiving can be bittersweet for American troops serving far away from home. One couple that knows this feeling firsthand is Tori Lynch, left, an Army captain currently based in Baghdad, Iraq. Her husband, Army Staff Sergeant Larry Lynch, right, is back home in Fayetteville, N.C., taking care of their three small children. (Courtesy Tori Lynch)

While many families reunite around the dinner table to celebrate Thanksgiving, thousands of American soldiers serving overseas are away from their loved ones. That includes Tori Lynch, an Army captain currently based in Baghdad, Iraq. Her husband, Larry Lynch, is in Fayetteville, North Carolina, looking after their three children.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with the couple about being apart during the holiday.

This segment aired on November 23, 2017.

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