Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor
If you've spent any time around the military, you know the general rule: Whatever the CSM, or Command Sgt. Major says...pretty much goes. Thus, today's story about junk food on post overseas.
Pictured below is one of my proudest possessions:
Yes, I've had Cinnabon in Iraq. And Burger King, and Taco Bell. And I loved every bite, every minute of it. It's a kick to be on base, behind blast walls, and come upon a hamlet of fast-food outlets with picnic tables. I've always thought it was nice for our men and women in uniform to have a taste of home other than the food available in the PX or DFAC (dining facility). But...as you'll see...they better load up on Cinnabons while they can, depending on where they're posted.
Chiefly, I just want them all to know I'm thinking of them.
Also: Please keep the West Virginia miners...and their loved ones and rescuers...in your thoughts and prayers tonight.
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