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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Military Chaplain Explains His Unique Role In Afghanistan War

Kentucky Air National Guard Chaplain Capt. Kerry Wentworth, comforts U.S. Pfc. Anthony Vandegrift, of Mililani, Hawai, with Bravo Company 287, 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, at the emergency room of the U.S. hospital in Bagram Air base, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, after he was wounded at a roadside bomb. (AP)

Since the Revolutionary War, some 25,000 chaplains have served in the U.S. Army. Four hundred have been killed in combat, including one this year in Afghanistan.

Donald Rutherford is a Catholic priest who serves as the Army’s deputy chief of chaplains. He joins us from the Pentagon to talk about the work of military chaplains, including how they will deal with the repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy.

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