Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Military Picture of the Week

From the Archives feature of the US Stars and Stripes website, this photo shows a Roman Catholic priest preparing to celebrate mass in Vietnam.

Here's the caption:
"Khe Sanh, South Vietnam, February, 1971: Helmets are removed but placed nearby for quick retrieval as Chaplain (Capt.) Albert Hartlage leads services for soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry, of the 5th Infantry Division (Mech.). The troops were taking part in Operation Dewey Canyon II."


Vic M said...

I love that his altar is a box of MRE's. Some things don't change.

Gene Packwood said...

The Church militant. In the best way.

The Angry Lurker said...

Damn good picture!

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