Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Afghanistan chapel dedicated to fallen Marines

Maj. Gen. Glenn M. Walters (right), 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) commanding general, speaks during a dedication of the Flightline Memorial Chapel at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, Jan. 31. The ceremony was in remembrance of the U.S. Marine lives lost while supporting Marine Corps aviation in Afghanistan.

From earlier this month:

2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) Story by Cpl. Justin Boling

CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan - A newly-constructed chapel at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, was dedicated in a ceremony Jan. 31 to Marines who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country.

During the ceremony, troops gathered at the chapel to read scripture, sing songs and watch the placement of polished wood plaques bearing the names of their fallen brothers.

“Originally, the chapel was just going to be called the 'Flightline Chapel,’” explained U.S. Navy Capt. Rondall Brown, the command chaplain for 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward). “After reflecting on the loss and the sacrifice of these men, this chapel had to stand for something more.”

The Flightline Memorial Chapel is now dedicated to all members of the Marine Corps aviation community who have lost their lives serving in southwestern Afghanistan...

Much more here.

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