A catholic chaplain conducts the Mass and soldiers receive communion in Vietnam.
Vietnam Date:1968, March 26 Duration:4 min 31 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A U.S. chaplain's field memorial services in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Soldiers seated on the ground in front of the chaplain. The chaplain conducts the Mass. The flag of the United States flutters from a tall, tilted flagpole, atop a bunker in the background. Closeup of the chaplain reading the text of the mass from a missal, held by an assistant. He raises communion (Eucharist) elements, bread and chalice of wine, as he speaks. The soldiers read from pamphlets as they follow the mass. Over-the-shoulder closeup of one soldier with his pamphlet. The chaplain takes of the bread and cup, himself, and then places bread (wafers) in the mouths of individual soldiers who come forward to receive communion. View of one soldier sitting cross-legged in contemplation, or prayer. The soldiers return their pamphlets to the Chaplain's assistant, and disperse.
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