TONGDUCHON, South Korea (BP)--Lt. Col. David Rogers understands the importance of having chaplains in a war zone. He says the three best chaplains he's ever known served with him in combat.
While military chaplains do not carry weapons or drive vehicles used as weaponry, they nevertheless serve alongside the soldiers, witnessing all the horrors of war.
"You really don't think much about the chaplain until the lead is flying," Rogers said, "but if he's known and understood by the men, all the better."
Since 9/11, military chaplains have risen to the occasion, providing soldiers counsel and support, Rogers said.
Rogers is stationed at Camp Casey in Tongduchon, Korea, a few miles from the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea. He is the commander of one of the three Southern Baptist chaplains stationed there. Read More