Chaplain Assistant Bobby Vinton

Bobby Vinton wrote the hit song “Mr. Lonely” while serving as a chaplain assistant deployed in Vietnam in the late 1950s. Vinton had just earned a degree in musical composition from Duquesne University in Pennsylvania when he was drafted into the U.S. Army (U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Facebook page).

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Photo from https://www.allmovie.com/artist/Bobby-Vinton-p73668, accessed 24 July 2018.

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