Excerpts from Letters Concerning Christian Science Wartime Activities

[From a Paratrooper]

I have been with the parachute troops for five months. During my pre-jumping training I received a fractured ankle and was taken to the hospital, where my leg was placed in a cast. Knowing that I had to submit to such army regulations, I didn't rebel against them but rather did I work to realize the unbroken and uninterrupted nature of the man of God's creating. I had the help of a Christian Science Wartime Minister, and in a little more than three weeks was walking very well. After a thirty-day convalescing furlough, I was able to go right ahead with training and make five airplane parachute jumps, which qualified me as a parachutist.

My attention has been called to...
September 18, 1943

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