Jack Day's Worlds

Vietnam Chaplain

Back in the World
July 1969 - March 1971

During the year I was in Vietnam, the peak of US strength in Vietnam came and went. When I went over, the numbers were growing larger; by the time I returned, they were shrinking. When my third year of active duty was completed, it would be my last. The Army stationed me at Fort Lee, an hour's drive from where my son and former wife were living. I moved into the long-term BOQ, of World War II wooden construction; the chaplain office in a training batallion was another World War II "temporary" wooden building.

In front of my Training Batallion Chaplain Office, Fort Lee, Virginia, 1970

The months that followed brought new challenges.