Pacific Stars and Stripes, Dec. 10, 1951
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
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