Religion: K Hymns

Religion has been added to the U.S. Army's K rations. Around a million packages of vitamin-rich food (32 oz., 3,726 calories) for men going into battle, the Army last week wrapped leaflets entitled Hymns From Home.

Chaplain Frederick W. Hagen had the idea (he is head of the training and planning division of the Office of Chief of Chaplains). Protestant, Jewish and Catholic chaplains chose the 13 popular, nondenominational hymns, added the 23rd Psalm. Some of the hymns: God Will Take Care of You, Faith of Our Fathers, Abide With Me, There's a Church...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!