The Geneva Convention’s classification of military chaplains as noncombatants has traditionally been interpreted in the United States to mean that chaplains normally do not carry weapons. This often puts them in precarious positions when they are in war zones. Over four hundred chaplains have been killed in the line of duty. Catholic chaplains are especially exposed to dangerous situations by their obligation to administer Absolution and Anointing. They have received every kind of decoration for valor, and seven have been awarded the Medal of Honor.
US military chaplains may soon become outlaws
In 2012, Archbishop Timothy Broglio - who leads US military Catholic chaplains - was forbidden to have Catholic chaplains read a statement adverse to Obamacare. The Army brass said that those objecting are 'bigoted' and 'need to get out.'
A veteran of Vietnam, Tom Vander Woude did not hesitate to make a decision to save a life at a great cost. His legacy lives on
Thomas Cook, Virgin Air, EasyJet and Norwegian declared that they are switching procedures to require two persons at all times in jetliner cockpits. This follows post-911 procedure for U.S. airlines.
Dietrich von Hildebrand was a German theologian who resisted Germany's National Socialism.