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Saying thank you to a veteran

October 7, 2014

Tags: Military chaplains, Military chaplaincy, More chaplain stories

Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jeffrey Neuberger
From time to time, I receive brief recollections of service from military chaplains I've come to know. I'm always delighted to hear their thoughts and eager to share them with others. Here, I'd like you to listen in while retired Air Force Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jeffrey Neuberger explains the importance of ceremonies of remembrance. (more…)

Recognition for a hard-working chaplain

July 11, 2012

Tags: Chaplains in MMG, Military chaplains

Chaplain Lamar Hunt (Photo by ocala.com photographer Alan Youngblood)
One of the chaplains in Miracles and Moments of Grace: Inspiring Stories from Military Chaplains was recently honored by the Military Chaplains Association.

Chaplain Lamar Hunt, a retired Army chaplain, received an award for his years of volunteer service in retirement.

His story in my book, "The Whispered Service," is one that many readers comment on. In the story, he tells of leading a silent worship service in a Vietnam jungle surrounded by the enemy. It is a moving story in which Chaplain Hunt reveals that this service is the most memorable service he has ever conducted, whether in a small chapel or in a grand cathedral.

Chaplain Hunt has also been mentioned in a recent book by Gen. George S. Patton Jr.'s grandson, “Growing Up Patton” by Benjamin Patton, published this year. Patton is the son of George S. Patton IV and grandson of Gen. George S. Patton Jr. Patton said one of his father’s favorite chaplains was Hunt because they both spent so much time in combat in Vietnam.

I just want to say congratulations, Chaplain Hunt, for your well deserved recognition on many fronts. It has been an honor working with you.

A tribute on Memorial Day

May 28, 2012

Tags: Memorial Day, Military chaplains

On this Memorial Day, I wanted to share an article from a Charlotte, North Carolina, newspaper, on the role of the military chaplain.

The article describes a Memorial Day tradition at Arlington called "Flags In," in which members of the military, including chaplains, place flags on the graves of 220,000 soldiers. Chaplains themselves can be laid to rest on Chaplains Hill in the cemetery. Monuments there date from 1926.

The article quotes one chaplain at length, Lt. Col. Keith Croom, currently the senior Army chaplain at Arlington National Cemetery. Chaplain Croom and I have had several conversations. He is being honored for his outstanding service. Congratulations, Chaplain Croom!