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Serving God and Country: United States Military Chaplains in World War II

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U.S. Military Chaplains In World War II; In World War II, over 12,000 Protestant ministers, Catholic priests, and Jewish rabbis left the safety of home to join the Chaplain Corps, following the armed forces into battle across Europe, Asia, North Africa, and the high seas.
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by Berkley Hardcover
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Recently someone petulantly asked me why the military even bothers to have chaplains? After all, pretty much all of our bases have plenty of churches around them and why couldn't the local churches take care of the spiritual needs of anyone that wanted to attend?

To give a short answer, military folks have to be ready to deploy to the other side of the world (if need be) and the military stands ready to send spiritual encouragers with them that know the military and get what serving is like. This
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Lyle W. Dorsett received his B.A. in history (1960) and M.A. in history (1962) from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and his Ph.D. in history from the University of Missouri-Columbia (1965). He began his teaching career at the University of Missouri, moving briefly to the Univ. of Southern California and University of Colorado at Denver, before he joined the history department at the Univer ...more
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