Religion: Chief of Chaplains

Last week the 125 chaplains who tend the 130,000 souls of the U. S. Army were given a new head. Appointed as their chief for a four-year-term was Lieut.-Colonel Alva Jennings Brasted, 57, of the Third Infantry at Fort Snelling, Minn. Graduated from Des Moines College, the University of Chicago and its Divinity School, Chief Chaplain Brasted was a Baptist minister before he entered the Army as a first lieutenant in 1913. He served at U. S. forts and camps, went to France in 1918, returned to minister at more forts and camps. A...

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