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Moral armor

ELCA chaplain works Ethics 101 into field training for army officers

If Maj. Terrence Walsh has any nostalgia for the indoor comforts of his former life as a Long Island pastor, he doesn't show it. Dressed in combat fatigues and heavy boots, he slogs purposefully through the red Kentucky clay, which has turned into shin-deep muck in a cold November drizzle.

Walsh, an ELCA pastor in his ninth year as a U.S. Army chaplain, is conducting an ethical sting operation at Fort Knox, where tank crews are practicing a peacekeeping operation in a hypothetical foreign country.




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