Fifty years after the U.S. withdrew its troops from Vietnam, a New York priest told OSV News his combat experience there continues to shape his pastoral ministry.
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“I can’t imagine a collection of war poems without any reference to faith. I can still recall in Vietnam how every firefight was followed with a silence seemingly shaped for prayer alone,” says poet Jerry Hansen.
More than 46 years after he was shot down and killed over Cambodia, U.S. Air Force Reserve Capt. Joseph S. Smith has finally been laid to rest in St. Mary Cemetery in Assumption.