Number 21 Is KIA

September 4, 1967, Quong Tin Province, Republic of Vietnam. A routine, pre-dawn, sweeping operation by a Marine company was turning into a major battle with a large force of the North Vietnamese Army. Three additional companies of Marines were committed. … Continue reading

The Chaplain Was a Sky Soldier

In the early morning hours of November 9, 1967, as American artillery and aircraft pounded an 875-meter-high hill near Dak To, Vietnam, Fr. Charles Watters offered Mass at its base. Many Protestants joined the Catholics for the well-attended service. Soon, … Continue reading

Fr. Joseph O’Callahan: The Bravest Man

You may also like Catholic Military Chaplains: America’s Forgotten Heroes Fr. Emil Kapaun: The Good Thief A Padre in Jump Boots The Chaplain Was a Sky Soldier Remembering Mr. Jeremiah Wells General James Livingston Speaks out on Repeal of Stolen … Continue reading

Finding Our Knights

You may also like Semper Fidelis: Inspiring New Book on Catholic War Hero, Col. John W. Ripley Setting the Record Straight — Book Review of Richard Botkin’s: Ride the Thunder A Case for Moral Courage: How Colonel John Ripley Exemplified … Continue reading

Farewell to a Legend

The family and friends of Col. John Walter Ripley said their final goodbyes during a moving funeral ceremony on November 7, 2008 at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He was laid to rest with full military honors in … Continue reading

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