These days, Randy Lynn Jarvis is likely to spend the holidays closer to his home in Caddo Mills.
Twenty years ago, Jarvis was serving with the United States Army in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm when Thanksgiving rolled around. Not only was the location completely different, Jarvis welcomed a distinguished guest for dinner that day, the President of the United States.
President George H. W. Bush and the First Lady, Barbara Bush, made a surprise visit to the troops on Thanksgiving Day, 1990.
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