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Faith Under Fire

Early morning service on a coast guard ship in WWII

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Major William F. Reiss, Chaplain, First Airborne Task Force (FABTF) leads G-2 Staff in prayers before departing for Southern France; picture taken at Voltone Airfield, Italy, 15 August 1944

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The Chaplain of the 6th General Hospital (MTO 26 Dec 42 – 15 Sep 45) conducts a Baptism service, French Morocco, September 1943

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“On 20th April, 1941, the morning after 150 incendiary bombs had gutted St. Bartholomew’s, East Ham a bride and groom arrived at the wrecked church. They found charred timbers and ravaged walls were all that was left of the church where they were to be married that day.

But Helen Fowler, aged 20 of Caledon Road, East Ham and her Canadian soldier sweetheart, Cpl. Christopher Morrison, aged 21 of the 48th Highlanders stood proudly amid the ruins of the bombed-out church and made their wedding vows, while fireman played their hoses on the wooden beams which were still smouldering.”

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If you zoom out of the top picture, you can see the view of the sky above the ship.

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5 thoughts on “Faith Under Fire”

  1. Wow. One million words in these pictures. So much Honor and Faith. What became of the Leakin’ Deacon? I hope Helen and her Corporal lived happily ever after. We’ll never know but we should always hope for the best.

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