U.S. Army  Chaplain Center and School
Fort Jackson, South Carolina

U.S. Army  Chaplain Museum

The Army Chaplaincy


As part of our nation's commemoration of the close of the Vietnam War, the Chaplain Corps pauses to recognize its fallen.  A total of 21 chaplains and chaplain assistants lost their lives during this conflict.  The U. S. Army Chaplain Center and School salutes those from its ranks who paid the ultimate sacrifice:
Chaplain (LTC) Meir Engel December 16, 1964 Jewish

Chaplain (MAJ) William J. Barragy

May  4, 1966 Catholic

Chaplain (CPT) William N. Feaster

October 26, 1966 Protestant

Chaplain (CPT) Michael J. Quealy

November 8, 1966 Catholic

Chaplain (CPT) James J. L. Johnson

March 10, 1967 Protestant

Chaplain (MAJ) Ambrosio Salazar Grandea

June 13, 1967 Protestant

Chaplain (MAJ) Charles J. Watters

November 19, 1967 Catholic

Chaplain (MAJ) Aloysius P. McGonigal

February 17, 1968 Catholic

Chaplain (CPT) Morton H. Singer

December 17, 1968 Jewish

Chaplain (LTC) Don L. Bartley

June 8, 1969 Protestant

Chaplain (MAJ) Roger W. Heinz

December 9, 1969 Protestant

Chaplain (CPT) Phillip A. Nichols

October 13, 1970 Protestant

Chaplain (CPT) Merle D. Brown

April 11, 1971 Protestant
Chaplain Assistants

SP4 Raymond L. Bowen, Jr.

January 24, 1966

SP4 John F. Concannon

May 4, 1966

PFC Max C. Simpson

January 24, 1967

SP4 Brent L. Swabby

May 24, 1968

SP4 Lawrence A. Shaffer

June 20, 1968

PFC Jon O. Osheim

January 16, 1969

SP5 Jimmy E. Abernathy

February 2, 1969

SP5 Jose Enrique Zayas

September 2, 1971
To commemorate the Army Chaplaincy's heroic efforts supporting our soldiers during the Vietnam Conflict, we bring a focus on one of the two Army chaplains to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during that period: Chaplain (MAJ) Charles Watters, awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously in November 1969.  Chaplain (CPT) Angelo Liteky was awarded the Medal of Honor in December 1967.

Last revised 03 Mar 2004