Religion: Draw Near WIth Faith

Perhaps the most extraordinary religious service of World War II was reported in last week's Churchman. It was described in a letter written to The Rev. E. Ruffin Jones, rector of St. Andrew's Church, Norfolk, Va., by a onetime William & Mary athlete, now a Marine lieutenant.

Wrote the lieutenant: "Not so very long ago, I was aboard ship being convoyed into combat with the enemy. Because of the size of the convoy, and especially the size of my ship, there weren't enough chaplains to go around. We were among the more unfortunate vessels. At...

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