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Logistics page 82-83 top middle
Caption: A chaplain conducts a church service for Marines from the 9th and 12th Marine Regiments in 1969. (Naval History and Heritage Command)


Ministry in War

Navy chaplains in Vietnam represented different religions and denominations. By 1965, Headquarters Support Activity, Saigon included chaplains who attended to religious activities, improved morale, and ministered to Vietnamese civilians. Chaplains served in hospitals, on ships, and in-country with U.S. Marine combat units. They provided aid and comfort to the troubled, the wounded, and the dying.