WALKING WITH GRUNTS: An Australian Army Chaplain with the 8th Infantry Battalion in Vietnam
What if you’re a non-combatants in the midst of combat? How can you be a Man of God, in hell? Can you walk with the Infantryman where ever he goes, share in his training, stand with him, lie with him, duck with him, support him? Why is the soldier there? Why are you there? Is there anything helpful in the Bible that can’t be found in Playboy? The military sends its chaplains off to war with its soldiers, some of whom are conscripts, yet chaplains are volunteers. Can you speak of love and peace in the midst of bombs and bullets and booby-traps, and the stinking sight of blood and bits of yours and theirs in pain, dying and dead? Walking with Grunts is about one such Padre’s confusions, and the men of one such Battalion, at war in a place many back home thought they should not be.
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