Choi-Chaplin ...
1968

by Jerry Autry
© 1998

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  Chaplain of the 1/501st Infantry Battalion, 101st Airborne,
1968-1969:

Chaplain of the 1/501st Infantry Battalion, 101st Airborne, 1968-1969I was chaplain of the 1/501st Infantry Battalion, 101st Airborne in 68-69. We had a Choi Hoi that we called White Elephant: don't know why.
      He was about twelve or so and when I showed up at the company or platoon, he would always come to the services. I knew he didn't understand a word but he acted like he did. One time, I decided that I'd have a little fun and so spent a while teaching him to say Amen. He was suppose to close the service after the benediction with Amen. We rehearsed it and were ready to go. I had the final prayer, pointed to him and he jumped up with a big grin on his face and let go with "Airborne
...."

Guess you had to be there.

 
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