Chief Petty Officer
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MARCH 27, 2003 · For troops on the road to Baghdad, food comes in the form of MREs -- meals ready to eat. For sailors in the U.S. Navy, the food selection is considerably better. Chief Petty Officer George Porretta is in charge of ordering and storing all of the food that is consumed by the 5,000 sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Constellation in the Persian Gulf. This is his NPR War Diary.
My wife is Indonesian, so I kind of miss some of her cooking. It's real spicy food, the curries and stuff. But I miss being around the table with my family. That's probably the biggest part of it.
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