Posted on Aug 12, 2015
SMSgt Tony Barnes
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Sgt Aaron Kennedy, MS
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My Chaplain at MCT was what could only be described as "older than dirt." When you see a Navy Chaplain with a single silver bar (LtJG) and a Cross, who is obviously in his mid 50s (at least), it makes you wonder what the heck is going on.

Apparently he had a successful ministry, and retired, and decided he wanted to Serve. At that point, there wasn't the same age restriction in the Chaplain Corps as the rest of the military, so he joined up. Next thing you know we have this hard charging Chaplain out in the field with us. He looked as weathered then as Clint Eastwood does now.
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SMSgt Tony Barnes
SMSgt Tony Barnes
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In England we had an Irish chaplain in his 70s
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Sgt Aaron Kennedy, MS
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SMSgt Tony Barnes I've always liked our Navy Chaplain Corps. Much like I like our Docs. They're in the thick with us. And when you see someone "that age" in the field (it was stupid cold when I went through MCT), it makes you go, "well if he can do it, I can't really complain about it."
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Capt Mark Strobl
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Chaplains were (almost) as valuable as Corpsmen. But, equally loved!
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SSgt Alex Robinson
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I will name names. He is now passed but I had the high honor of knowing Rabbi Irving Peskin. He was a kind gentle man and a dear friend
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SMSgt Tony Barnes
SMSgt Tony Barnes
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Positive use of names is ok.
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SSgt Alex Robinson
SSgt Alex Robinson
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Tony, he was an awesome Chaplin and even tho I'm not Jewish he was a joy to know and learn from
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SFC Maury Gonzalez
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The chaplain assigned to William Beaumont army medical center some time between 1994-1998 had an sf tab and combat patch, master parachute badge, cmb and navy seal and air assault badges, he was a CPT
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