Chaplain Julius J. Babst

Chaplain for Life: A Short History of

Chaplain Julius J. Babst

by Chaplain (MAJ) Daryl W. Densford

Homan's Sick-Call OutfitChaplain Babst entered the Army as a chaplain in 1917 and left almost right away for France with the 23rd Infantry Regiment. I came aquainted with him when I came into possesion of a box from a “Sick-Call Outfit” which had written on the back, “23rd Infantry, France, February 3, 1918. After serving in World War One where he earned the Distinguished Service Cross twice, he rose to the rank of Colonel before dying while still on active duty in 1943.

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