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WWII Guadalcanal veteran, United States Army Chaplain Father Elmer Heindl


Elmer Heindl

Army Chaplain Corps / 1941-1961


One of the most decorated chaplains of WWII, Father Elmer Heindl saw service on Guadalcanal, New Britain, Bougainville, and the Philippines.

His awards include two Distinguished Service Crosses, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and the Legion of Merit.

Returning to his native Rochester, New York, he spent his lifetime leading the congregation of the St. Charles Borromeo Church.

20 June 1991 / 1100 Hrs


Photograph of WWII Guadalcanal veteran Father Elmer Heindl

foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose | afterword by Senator John McCain

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