Exercises to Be Held Today At 9:30 in Sanders Theatre

Two hundred and sixty men of the Nineteenth Class of the U.S. Army Chaplain School will graduate this morning. The formal graduation ceremony is to begin at 9:30 o'clock in Sanders Theatre, with Chaplain Max A. Braude, Assistant to the Director of Training, offering the invocation.

The exercises will begin with a parade and review on the Washington-Elm Common at 9 o'clock with the 241st Coast Artillery Band furnishing accompanying music. The graduation address will be delivered by Chaplain Abbott Peterson, Post Chaplain at Camp Edwards, Massachusetts. Chaplain Peterson is the first former student of the school to address an outgoing class. Chaplain Walter E. Reifsnyder, of the faculty, will pronounce the benediction at the close of the service. Token diplomas will be given to the 12 section leaders by Chaplain William A. Cleary, Commandant of the Chaplain School.

The Eighteenth Class, which graduated Thursday, November 5, left 329 strong, while today's group numbers only 260. A 22-day recess will precede the opening of the Twentieth Class on January 6, 1944. They will receive the one-month training program like the graduating Class, which entered November 7. Most of the chaplains came here from civilian life, and are assigned to their posts after graduating from the school here.

The chaplains have their headquarters in the Germanic Museum and are quartered in the Divinity School.


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