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The way we were: 1968

Antarctica: Lutherans staffed Chapel of the Snows, McMurdo Station

Chapel of the SnowsAt Chapel of the Snows, McMurdo Station, Antarctica, Chaplain Jesse W. Essinger (left) of Operation Deep Freeze 68, is relieved by Chaplain Harold L. Baar. Like his predecessor, Baar spent seven months isolated, except for radio communications, in the Antarctic. Both men were graduates of the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio.


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