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Homeless Vets Getting Free Thanksgiving Meal Aboard Battleship New Jersey

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(The Battleship New Jersey.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

(The Battleship New Jersey. File photo by Steve Tawa)

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By Mike DeNardo

CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — There will be a bit of holiday hospitality this Thanksgiving Day for some needy residents of Camden County, NJ.

On Thursday, those who have served are being served.

Homeless veterans in Camden County now have someplace to celebrate Thanksgiving.  The Battleship New Jersey is, for the first time, providing a turkey dinner for homeless vets, served chowline-style in the ship’s galley.

“We have been able to identify 62 Camden County homeless veterans that are going to be on the Battleship New Jersey for a hot traditional Thanksgiving meal,” says Perry Levine (below), the county veterans’ trustee for the battleship organization.

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(Perry Levine. Credit: Mike DeNardo)

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Thirty volunteers are staffing the ship for the holiday, and a caterer has donated the food.

Levine says soup kitchens aren’t always open on Thanksgiving Day, so the special dinner is a gesture homeless vets can be thankful for.

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