Americans under mortar fire get religion

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  1. Hardly surprising. It's the Chaplain Corps.
  2. whats the old saying? 'there's no atheists in a foxhole'
  3. That is very old - I think I last saw it 1.5-2 years ago.
  4. Soldier_Why

    Soldier_Why LE Moderator

    Yeah, the problem was the buggers firing the mortars were praying to their god too! :wink:

    As for the no atheists in foxholes quote.

    and more recently:

  5. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP

    I hadn't looked or heard the video before.

    In my experience under Chinese and NK Mortar & Arty fire in Korea, I never heard such vocal prayers, etc. I can say; however, that I said a few quiet prayers to my God. Their 82 MM mortars, usualy were pretty accurate and they didn't spare there use. :wink:

    During combat time, when the Chaplain showed up in my area, I attended his service and was happy to get his blessing, etc. I found that being close to death everyday, did cause me to seek help from my God and my religion, but that was just me. :wink:

    On the other hand, I had a distant relitive who was a US Marine and made every one of their Island hopping invasions, in the South Pacific. He went from very religous Southern Baptist to atheist. He committed suicide later in his life. Surviver guilt? Perhaps.