Baseball Crank
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January 22, 2004
WAR/RELIGION: Serving Two Difficult Masters

The Washington Post carries an inspiring look at Dan Knight, a former Green Beret who's now a military chaplain on the front lines in Iraq:

"Being a noncombatant is not exactly my cup of tea, but if it's what God wants me to do, I'll abide," said Knight, 37, whose duties are to nurture the living, comfort the wounded and honor the dead. "I don't crave combat, but I fight to get on every mission I can. There's nothing more rewarding to me than being on the battlefield, praying with a wounded man."

It's a hard life to follow one of those callings, let alone both. As one soldier puts it, "He's just got an extra chain of command than the rest of us do."

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