June 09, 2004

Where were the chaplains? 2.0

One of them, at least, was on patrol with the troops when a roadside bomb destroyed his Humvee. Maj. H. Timothy Vakoc, or Father Tim to those he shepherded, was seriously injured in the attack, becoming the first chaplain casualty of this war. Check out his story in this excellent opinion piece at the WSJ. Quote of note:
As for the risks involved, Father Tim took the chaplains' view: "The safest place for me to be is in the center of God's Will," he explained to his sister during a previous deployment to Bosnia, "and if that is in the line of fire, that is where I will be."
Amen, brother. And thanks.

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