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Service for service members

Since the creation of the first Army Chaplain position in 1775, clergymen have been part of the U.S. military. Chaplains provide service members with spiritual counsel and conduct religious ceremonies. In this photograph, Chaplain Lt. Commander McElroy conducts mass while a Marine keeps watch.

Vietnam….A Marine stands watch in an observation tower as Lieutenant Commander McElroy, the 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines chaplain, holds mass on Hill 950.

Learn more about “Remembering Vietnam.”