Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Airborne Chaplains Corp Oldest in Military

Airborne Chaplains Corp Oldest in Military:
Washington Post (free registration required)
"FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- They look like the other soldiers, but the Army's airborne chaplains are noncombatants who carry camo-clad Bibles instead of weapons when it's time to leap from aircraft onto the battlefield.

Chaplains were authorized for the Army by the Continental Congress in 1775, making the Army Chaplains Corps the oldest in the American military. Today, chaplains are paired with well-armed enlisted soldiers in a Unit Ministry Team, or UMT, as they walk a line between the military and a supreme being. ..."
Here is a good article about the chaplains in the US Army, and how they share the danger that their "flock" endures. I have a great respect for how these men and women have responded to God's call.

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