That Great Man

Remembering Chaplain Moody, Who Was Always There for His Men

Let us now praise famous men . . . but I'll just remember a faithful servant who once went to war against powers and principalities, both seen and unseen.

On Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945, more than 1,300 ships, four Army divisions, and three Marine divisions would invade the Japanese home islands in a brutal 82-day campaign. But getting to Okinawa for the amphibious landings and desperate engagement with the Divine Wind (Japan's kamikaze pilots) was no simple task.

Two weeks earlier, on March 18, the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown—The Fighting Lady—was proceeding toward Okinawa. . . .

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Raymond J. Brown is Secretary of the American Lutheran Publicity Bureau, a retired U.S. Coast Guard captain, and a security consultant living in New Hampshire. He and his wife Susan, a librarian, have three grown children.


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