238TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE U.S. NAVY CHAPLAIN CORPS

Date Signed: 11/15/2013
ALMARS Active Number: 040/13

R 151341Z NOV 13
UNCLASSIFIED/
ALMAR 040/13
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/238TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE U.S. NAVY CHAPLAIN CORPS//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  SINCE 1775, NAVY CHAPLAINS HAVE DEDICATED THEMSELVES TO SUPPORTING MISSION READINESS AND SAFEGUARDING THE FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION FOR ALL MARINES AND SAILORS.  ON BEHALF OF MARINES AROUND THE WORLD, THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS WISHES NAVY CHAPLAINS EVERYWHERE A HAPPY 238TH BIRTHDAY AND A HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS.  YOU HAVE BEEN BY OUR SIDE FROM THE BEGINNING AND HAVE FAITHFULLY SERVED MARINES FROM NEW PROVIDENCE TO AFGHANISTAN.  YOU HAVE TENDED TO THE MORTALLY WOUNDED, INSPIRED THOUSANDS, AND BEEN A STRONG SHOULDER FOR MARINES IN NEED.
2.  AS YOU PAUSE AND REFLECT ON YOUR ILLUSTRIOUS HISTORY OF SERVICE TO OTHERS, KNOW THAT MARINES SERVING AROUND THE GLOBE ARE TRULY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR UNWAVERING DEVOTION TO DUTY.
3.  HAPPY 238TH ANNIVERSARY!
4.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND SEMPER FIDELIS.  JAMES F. AMOS, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//