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'Holy Helo' flies priests to #Marines in #Sangin #Afghanistan, @DanLamothe reporters. Follow him and @Battle_Rattle

'Holy Helo' flies priests to #Marines in #Sangin #Afghanistan, @DanLamothe reporters. Follow him and @Battle_Rattle

‘Holy Helo’ delivers priests to Marines in Afghanistan April 29th, 2012 | Afghanistan Camp Leatherneck Embedded journalism Infantry Marines Sangin | Posted by Dan Lamothe Tweet An MV-22 Osprey leaves Forward Operating Base Shamsher after delivering The Rev. Kevin Sweeney, a Catholic chaplain and Navy commander. (Dan Lamothe/Staff) FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHAMSHER, Afghanistan – Helicopters are used for many reasons in Afghanistan, but only a few are called the “Holy Helo.” That’s the nickname U.S. service members give to the aircraft used to deliver chaplains to military bases in a war zone. They’re frequently on bases just a few hours, long enough to conduct a religious service and say hello before moving on to the next location. That was the case Sunday morning when The Rev. Kevin Sweeney arrived here at the home of Baker Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, out of Twenty...

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