Religion: Chaplains' Tours

Sight-seeing tours of the Holy Land, conducted by U.S. Army chaplains, have become so popular among U.S. forces in Cairo that they now have to be booked two to three weeks in advance. In the past 13 months some 3,000 officers, nurses, enlisted men on furlough or convalescent have taken the tours, which cost under $30.

The idea came to Chaplain Jack Paul Morrison while he was the Ninth Air Force's senior chaplain at Cairo. Last week Baptist Chaplain Morrison, now post chaplain at Miami Beach's Army Air Forces Training Center, recounted some of the tours' highlights.

From Cairo groups of 30 to...

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