Re: Ft. Jackson 1980

Hey, Mikey,
When I was the official JWB-approved Jewish lay-leader at Ft. Jackson the Jewish soldiers were driven to a temple in Columbia, SC.  The Mormon soldiers were also driven off post.  The funds came from the Chaplain’s Office and the driver was usually a Chaplain’s Assistant.  One day the head chaplain called me and said funds were no longer available for transportation for Jewish soldiers.
I told him that I would visit with the CG and repeat the message.  Suddenly the funds became available.
There was an active evangelical group at Ft. Jackson led by a couple of chaplains trying to capture the hearts of lonely .
Still having fun in (withheld).  (Name withheld)

You can also use my name if you want:   (name withheld)  I was at Ft. Jackson from ’79 – ’83, where I retired.
I think this crap really got going when the draft stopped and the number of Jewish chaplains was greatly reduced as the number of Jewish recruits faded.
There was a Vietnam-born-again Infantry West Pointer who became a chaplain after finding god and became the head chaplain at Ft. Stewart, GA.  He was so bad the other chaplains complained to me (lay leader there: ’75 – ’79) about him.
(name withheld)

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