Clergy: Chaplain's Death

As a boy, Michael Joseph Quealy of Manhattan dreamed of becoming a missionary in Asia, and it was in Asia last week that he died.

Father Quealy, 37, a Roman Cath olic priest for ten years, volunteered for duty as an Army chaplain and was shipped out last January to South Viet Nam. Assigned to the 1st Division, Quealy — against the advice of senior officers at field headquarters in Dau Tieng — insisted on boarding a helicopter of medics and troop reinforcements flying to the relief of the Big Red One's 1st Battalion, under attack in War Zone...

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