They can't carry weapons, but they are armed with something stronger: their faith. Military chaplains provide support and perspective to those serving our country in times of severe stress. And chaplains find their own lives enriched working with clergy and soldiers of different faiths. This feature debuted on February 3, which is Four Chaplains Day External, commemorating a story of heroism on a doomed ship during World War II.
Chaplains: On a Divine Mission
personal narrativeWillard W. Bartlett Collection Commander, Merchant Marine, World War, 1939-1945 - Atlantic; Pacific; Asia. Navy, Korean War, 1950-1953. Marine Corps, Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
- Contributor: Alholm, K. - Fredrickson, Kurt - Bartlett, Willard W. - 13th Coast Guard District, Seattle, Washington
- Date: 1944
- Resource: Interview / Recording - Video - 01:12:29.0
personal narrativeJacob Wendell Beck Collection Captain, Army, World War, 1939-1945 - Pacific Theater; European Theater. Army, Korean War, 1950-1953 - Korea.
- Contributor: Beck, Martha - Beck, Jacob Wendell
- Date: 1945
personal narrativeCurtis R. Bowers Collection Colonel, Army, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Korea; Japan; Germany; Vietnam.
- Contributor: Bitler, Don - Bowers, Curtis R. - Hill, Barry - Sue Paul - Warhawk Air Museum
- Resource: Interview / Recording - Video - 01:13:21.1
personal narrativeJames Woodrow Crawley Collection Lieutenant Commander, Navy, World War, 1939-1945 - Corpus Christi, Texas; Philippines; European Theater; Korea; Japan; New Guinea.
- Contributor: Self-Interview - Crawley, James Woodrow - Crawley, James
- Date: 1942
personal narrativeEugene Lewis Daniel, Jr. Collection Major, Army, World War, 1939-1945 - Camp Polk, Louisiana; Africa; Italy; Germany; European Theater.
- Contributor: Johnson, Sallie - Daniel Jr., Eugene Lewis
- Date: 1941
personal narrativeDavid Roy Ellis Collection Lieutenant Colonel, Army, Iraq War, 2003-2011 - Fort Monmouth, New Jersey; Fort Dix, New Jersey; Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Tallil Air Base, Iraq; Baghdad, Iraq.
- Contributor: Cooney, John - Ellis, David Roy - Dalton Council on Aging - Jacobs, Sue - Thomas D. Fenn - John W. Ostresh
- Date: 1982
personal narrativeTerence Patrick Finnegan Collection Army, World War, 1939-1945 - Pearl Harbor; Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands); Italy; Japan; United States. Major General, Air Force, Korean War, 1950-1953.
- Contributor: Schenk, Margaret - Finnegan, Terence Patrick
- Date: 1937
personal narrativeMark Andrew Jumper Collection Commander, Navy, Persian Gulf War, 1991 - Asia; Africa; Middle East; Europe; Caribbean; Okinawa, Japan; Korea; National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland; Guam (Mariana Islands); Kuwait.
- Contributor: Bassett, Ellen - Jumper, Mark Andrew - Cook Memorial Public Library
- Date: 1982
- Resource: Interview / Recording - Audio - 01:27:22.0
personal narrativeAlston Shepherd Kirk Collection Captain, Navy, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Naval Station, Washington, DC; Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Maryland; Quantico, and Norfolk, Virginia; Newport Rhode Island; Atlantic; Newfoundland, Canada; Iceland; Vietnam.
- Contributor: Kirk, Alston Shepherd - Americorps Nccc (National Civilian Community Corps) - Bauer, Brittany
- Date: 1961
personal narrativeDavid E. Lapp Collection Colonel, Army, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Fort Sheridan, Illinois; Fort Knox, Kentucky; Munich and Ansbach, Germany; Fort Monroe, Virginia; Vietnam.
- Contributor: Sterman, Helen - Goodman, Lana - Touro College, New York, New York - Lapp, David E.
- Date: 1957
- Resource: Interview / Recording - Audio - 00:37:19.0
personal narrativeKenneth T. Martin Collection Army, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Fort Knox, Kentucky; Khorat, Thailand.
- Contributor: American Veterans for Equal Rights (Aver) - Estes, Steve - Martin, Kenneth T. - Ballard, Lara
- Date: 1967
- Resource: Interview / Recording - Audio - 00:59:45.0
personal narrativePeter William McGeory Collection Navy, Cold War - Philippines; Bahrain; Norfolk, Virginia; Okinawa; London, England; San Diego, California; Millington, Tennessee; Bremerton, Washington; Annapolis, Maryland. Captain, Navy, Iraq War, 2003-2011 - Persian Gulf; Annapolis, Maryland.
- Contributor: McGeory, Peter William - Bressen, Ryan - Hudson, Christopher
- Date: 1985
- Resource: Interview / Recording - Video - 00:45:05.1
personal narrativeWilliam J. Muhm Collection Commander, Navy, Iraq War, 2003-2011 - Anbar Province, Iraq.
- Contributor: Muhm, William J. - Emma, Daniel - Hudson, Christopher
- Date: 1998
- Resource: Interview / Recording - Video - 00:50:24.1
personal narrativeJimmie C. Spiller Collection Colonel, Army, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Fort Carson, Colorado; Vietnam; Romulus and Fort Wadsworth, New York; Walter Reed Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland; Fort Dix, New Jersey; Fort Monroe, Virginia; Nuremberg and Darmstadt,...
- Contributor: Spiller, Jimmie C. - Mary Lee Schumeyer - Redmond, Patricia - Daughters of the American Revolution, Frederick, Maryland Chapter
- Date: 1967
- Resource: Interview / Recording - Audio - 01:23:05.0
personal narrativeLeo Stanis Collection Technical Sergeant, Army, World War, 1939-1945 - Japan. Commander, Navy, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Vietnam; Greece; Okinawa Island, Japan; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Walter Reed Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland.
- Contributor: Daughters of the American Revolution, Frederick, Maryland Chapter - Redmond, Patricia - Stanis, Leo
- Date: 1946