This volume is one of a series of five prepared by various authors, designed to be useful and instructive regarding the long history of the United States Army Chaplaincy. The emphasis throughout is on how chaplains did their ministry in the contexts of both war and peace. The series seeks to present as full and as balanced an account as limitations of space and research time permit. The bibliography in each volume offers opportunities for further research. This volume covers the period from September 2, 1945 to 1975. The author of this volume is Chaplain Rodger R. Venzke, a Regular Army chaplain of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. Chaplain Venzke, a native of Wisconsin, was Pastor of a civilian congregation in Frazee, Minnesota, prior to his entry on active duty in 1963. He has served at Fort Bliss, Texas; Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.; the Staff and Faculty, US Army Chaplain Center and School, Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, N.Y., and overseas, in Vietnam and Germany. He has earned and received the Master of Science Degree from Long Island University, New York, and the Master of Sacred Theology Degree from New York Theological Seminary, New York.
He has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.