Chaplain Herman Felhoelter, First Chaplain Casualty of the Korean War

16 July 1950, not long after the beginning of the conflict in Korea, elements of the 19th Infantry Regiment were forced to retreat after the Battle of Taejon near the Kum River. After urging the medical officer to continue the retreat with those Soldiers who could walk, Chaplain Felhoelter stayed with the wounded, all of which -including Chaplain Felhoelter- were killed by the advancing North Koreans. This video tells a little of his story and what we can learn from his sacrifice.

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About Daryl Densford

I am an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene serving as an active-duty Army Chaplain. I am currently the Deputy Garrison Chaplain at Fort Wainwright, Fairbanks, Alaska.

Posted on 16 July 2020, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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