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Published by World Pub. Co. in Cleveland .
Written in English


  • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Moral aspects.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 251-256.

Statementby John J. O"Connor. Foreword by Everett M. Dirksen.
LC ClassificationsDS557.A68 O57 1968
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 256 p.
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5618215M
LC Control Number68026834

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A Chaplain Looks at Vietnam. New York: World, xvi, pp. Commander O'Connor was a Navy chaplain who had served in Vietnam. and Chief of Chaplains, and in the Catholic Church to become Archbishop of New York, and Cardinal--makes this .   In then-bishop John J. O’Connor, who was chief of chaplains for the U.S. military, wrote a book called A Chaplain Looks at Vietnam, in which he defended the U.S. war policy there. He sent me. A MANUAL OF PRAYERS AND SERVICES FOR USE BY CHAPLAINS OF THE VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA COMPILED BY THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF VIETNAM VETERAN MINISTERS Attleboro, MA The VVA Book of Prayers and Services has been compiled by the National Conference of Vietnam Veteran Ministers for use by chaplains connected with the Vietnam Veterans of America. 16 chaplains are now listed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. Those who have experienced combat, who have seen the violence and stared death in the face, know too the comfort and aid that our military chaplains made available to us on a daily basis, both in the rear and in the field of battle.

Peaking at chaplains serving in Vietnam in , this number alone is not representative of the amount of steadfast care and compassion these men were able to provide and the danger they often faced. There are 16 chaplains with their names inscribed upon the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and thousands more served their country and fellow man. Author of books: A Chaplain Looks at Vietnam() In Defense of Life() His Eminence and Hizzoner(, with Ed Koch)Born: Some of the military chaplains who received the digital book were women, the letter added. “It puts junior chaplains in an uncomfortable position,” said the former military chaplain. Philip Caputo, a Marine officer and author of the memoir A Rumor of War (See “Vietnam War Books,” pg. 30), recalled that a conversation with a chaplain angered him but later caused him to question the morality of the war. Caputo was a platoon leader in , and his unit suffered 84 casualties in two months, including 12 killed in action.