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The Iraq War Home Front: Fort Campbell, Ky.

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The Iraq War Home Front: Fort Campbell, Ky.

The Iraq War Home Front: Fort Campbell, Ky.

The Iraq War Home Front: Fort Campbell, Ky.

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Fort Campbell, Ky., is home to the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division, currently playing a major role in the occupation of Iraq. The division has suffered many deaths and casualties in Iraq, and those living around the base brace themselves whenever they hear news of another soldier killed, wondering if it is someone they know or love. NPR's Michele Norris talks with Father John Thomas, a Catholic priest in Hopkinsville, Ky., about how he and his parishioners are handling things this Thanksgiving.