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(RNS) At least 10 military chaplains died in the line of duty in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.


  1. CAPT Tierian Cash, CHC, USN Retired

    A total of 16 Navy Chaplains have been Killed in Action. 1 during the Civil War, 13 in World War II, and 2 in Vietnam.

    CAPT Tierian “Randy” Cash, CHC, USN Retired
    Navy Chaplain Corps Historian

  2. Joel Phillip Nichols

    I am one of the sons of Phillip Arthur Nichols, KIA 13 October 1970. I know my dad received two purple hearts, one for being wounded, and the other for giving the ultimate sacrifice. I also have a 3rd purple heart that came back with his belongings, which must have been given to him by someone else. Thank you for posting this important information. The general public lacks sufficient knowledge to appreciate the service our chaplains provide. I have heard many stories from men whose lives my father touched, and who say they would not be alive today if it weren’t for him.

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