Army Chaplain Corps Day
Reported By C.Moalli
The Army Chaplain Corps traces its origins to the first months of the American Revolutionary War in 1775. The celebration of the Army Chaplain Corps occurs every July 29th.
The Corps, which took part in all major US conflicts from the Revolutionary War to Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, provides reliable and relevant religious support in war and peacetime. They are ready to assist soldiers from several faiths, including Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus.
Despite its non-combatant status, several members of the Chaplain Corps gave their life in combat and executed significant feats of bravery, staying true to their organization motto, Pro Deo et Patria (For God and Country). One of the most iconic acts of bravery was conducted by "The Four Chaplains", who during World War II lost their lives while rescuing civilians and soldiers as the troopship SS Dorchester sank.
Major General Thomas L. Solhjem is the Chief of Chaplains of the US Army, looking over 2,700 chaplains.
Pro Deo et Patria, Hooah!