Skip to comments.Army says chaplain is first killed in action since 1970
Posted on 09/04/2010 10:59:44 PM PDT by GonzoII
Capt. Dale Goetz of the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colo., was one of five soldiers killed by an improvised bomb on Monday.
3 0 5 Share Before Goetz, the last Army chaplain to die in action was Phillip Nichols, who was killed by a concealed enemy explosive in Vietnam in October of 1970, said Chaplain Carleton Birch, a spokesman for the Army chief of chaplains.
The Air Force said none of its chaplains were killed later than 1970. A spokesman for the Navy Chaplain Corps, which also provides clergy to the Marines, didn't immediately return a phone call.
Goetz, 43, listed his hometown as White, S.D. He once served there as pastor of First Baptist Church, the Argus-Leader in Sioux Falls, S.D., reported. Goetz, his wife and their three sons recently joined High Country Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, where Fort Carson is located, the newspaper reported.
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May God and the community comfort and bless his family in this time of loss.
God bless the good chaplains.
He was with his troops, you can’t ask more than that.
Rest now Padre.
God bless you sir. May the Good lord take you to His side.
We will win.