Monday, November 28, 2011

Jeep M38 used as Altar in Mass

Jeep M38 being used by Chaplain Dennis Murphy as an altar for the elements during mass celebration in Japan during the Korean conflict. The flat Jeep bonnet served as the perfect platform for the sacred elements (today's HMMWV, aka Humvee, is too high and sloping to use the hood). The soldiers were from the 65th AAA Batallion and were worshiping at Bolo Point, Okinawa. Photo taken July 19, 1951.

Photo courtesy Nelse Einwaechter of the U.S. Army.