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First Lady Surprises Group of Service Men and Women at Ramstein Air Base by Helping Serve Steaks at Special Veterans Day Meal

Mrs. Obama surprises the troops
The first lady of the United States Michelle Obama, left, serves food for U.S. soldiers and their relatives at Ramstein Airbase in Ramstein, Germany, Nov. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Source: CBS News
First Lady Michelle Obama surprised a group of U.S. servicemen and women based in Germany on Thursday, jumping in to serve them steaks at a special Veterans Day meal.

“Oh, my God! Where’s my camera,” gasped Lavondee Stallings, a preschool teacher whose husband serves in the military, as Obama entered the banquet room at Ramstein Air Base’s Officers Club.

Stallings was one of some 200 people with whom the First Lady spent time during a refueling stopover on the way home from her tour of Asia with President Barack Obama.

“I am missing Sasha and Malia desperately,” Obama said of her daughters as she spoke to the group gathered for the donated steak dinner, grilled by volunteers from the California-based Cooks of the Valley.

“But it is a thrill to be here with you guys, because we are so grateful to all of you,” she said. “Not just our servicemen and women, but their kids, wives, husbands and parents.”

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