Flyoverpress.com ^ | 24 May 06 | As Indicated
Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 12:22:20 PM by gunnyg
FlyoverPress.com More options 12:48 pm (11 minutes ago) Mike Heath is a new contributor and I have news for young Michael. The clergy–both protestant and catholic–betrayed us a long, long time ago.
CHESTY MEN http://www.newswithviews.com/Heath/mike.htm
By Mike Heath
May 24, 2006
My youngest son ships for Marine boot camp on June 19th. He and I are reading a book about the only Marine in history to win five Navy Crosses. Chesty Puller wouldn’t take the time to argue about “tone and style.” He would view that as a distraction. In battle you deal with the enemy. You act.
During WW II Puller was approached by a whining protestant chaplain on New Guinea. The minister was troubled by his Roman Catholic colleagues who were more successful with the men. Puller told the protestant chaplain to work harder instead of come to him seeking favors.
A while later Puller was greeted by this same Protestant chaplain as he returned from battle. The book reports:
As Puller jumped from a truck he was confronted by an outstretched hand — it was his acquaintance, the Protestant chaplain who had complained of Catholic inroads on New Guinea. Puller was in no mood to befriend him.
“Where’ve you been all this time?”
“Why, I’ve been here doing my best to help out.”
“You weren’t up where the fighting was. I think I’ll prefer charges against you for being absent from your regiment.”
“Colonel, I was with the medical battalion, aiding the wounded. We worked around the clock.”
“They’ve got a chaplain of their own. Your place was with….
via CHESTY MEN.