An Interview: with a Navy Chaplain

Although he was reared in the mountain region of east Tennessee and early became an expert marksman, it was no human weapon, but a practical understanding of God, that Chaplain (Lt .) Robert W. Hodges took with him to Vietnam, where, more often than not, a soldier's worst foes are distress, terror, confusion, loneliness. As a Protestant Navy Chaplain serving Marines of many faiths, Chaplain Hodges' own background as a Christian Scientist contributed much to his ability to comfort others. Here he tells something of what he experienced in Vietnam, beginning with a four-day security patrol south of Da Nang.

Is it usual for a Chaplain to go out on a patrol?

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January 28, 1967
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