Religion: Fallen Chaplains

In all the wars of the U.S. and among all its faiths, 305 armed forces chaplains have died. To honor their memory, the Military Chaplains Association decided to mount a plaque at its Washington headquarters. Recognizing that many casualties among chaplains in the Civil and Revolutionary Wars went unrecorded, the plaque bears a tribute to "those known only to God." Of those known to man, ten died in the Revolution, one each in the War of 1812 and the Mexican War, 67 in the Civil War, 24 in World War I, 188 in World War II, and 14 in the...

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