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Marine aircraft wing chaplain provides ‘ministry on the fly’

Story by Cpl. Rashaun X. James | 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) | Date: 06.07.2011

FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELARAM, Afghansitan - It’s 2:53 p.m. at Forward Operating Base Delaram, Afghanistan, and religious programs specialist Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Gallagher is looking quite nervous. Pacing in the blazing Afghanistan sun, Gallagher knows that he and the Navy chaplain he is sworn to protect have a convoy to catch in seven minutes, one that very well may leave them stranded if they are late.

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