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Photo by Pfc. Adam Turner, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs
July 30, 2008

The 1st Cavalry Division Chaplain, Lt. Col. Barbara K. Sherer, from Springfield, Mo., addresses the congregation at Comanche Chapel during a remembrance ceremony, celebrating 233 years of chaplain service to the Army at Fort Hood, Texas, July 25.

Army Chaplains celebrate 233 years of service

Jul 30, 2008
BY Pfc. Adam Turner, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs

FORT HOOD, Texas- "Unit Ministry Team, going where the Soldiers go, to bring them a word and outstretched hand, worship, hope and help wherever we can."

These lyrics written and performed by III Corps Chaplain, Col. Michael T. Lembke, a native of Crawfordsville Ind., during a service of remembrance for the Army Chaplains Corps July 25 at Fort Hood's Comanche Chapel, are reminders of the service chaplains have been giving Soldiers since their inception 233 years ago.

"This [anniversary] is a testimony to the Army Family," said Lembke. "It's a chance for us to reflect on where we have been, and to commit to where we are going."

Established July 29, 1775, the first chaplains were preachers or pastors, who would travel with the Soldiers from local units and take care of them as they marched into battle....

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