From a wire service report in the Melbourne Herald Sun:
At Patrol Base Warrior Keep in Baghdad, all wished they were home. However at least there weren’t any patrols outside the base for the 101st Airborne Division.
Lt-Col R.J. Lillibridge didn’t want to risk having to deliver bad news to families on the holiday.
So instead of patrolling, the soldiers stayed on base, playing Halo video game tournaments, waiting in lines for phones and computers to contact home and sleeping in after breakfast or even lunch…