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Pacific Stars and Stripes, Dec. 10, 1951

Good Soldier Cited 'Best Missionary'

WITH I CORPS- "The best missionary is the good soldier who can lead the truly Christian life," said Maj. Gen. Roy H. Parker. United States Chief of Chaplains of I Corps during a visit to Korea.

Impressed by what he had seen in the embattled peninsula, General Parker stressed the relationship between the Army Chaplain and the American soldier.

"By your aid to orphanage placed persons here," he continued, "you have proven the true Christianity that exists in America. No group of priests, ministers, or rabbis in the world are more able to really practice brotherhood than the Army chaplains."

General Parker reminisced about his first visit to Korea some 26 years ago when he was returning home from the Philippine Islands and had chosen a route through China, Korea and Japan, and voiced his hope for peace in the war-torn country.

General Parker was accompanied on his visit by Col. John F. Gaertner, corps chaplain, Col. John T. Kilcoyne, Eighth Army chaplain and Lt. Col. Joseph Chimlelewakl of the Chief of Chaplains Office.


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