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From the October 2017 magazine.

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At a base in Massachusetts, a medical officer steps up to help his chaplain and it becomes a win-win for everyone

As a reserve Army Medical Officer, I attended two weeks annual training, known as AT, each summer. One hot July, AT was in Massachusetts at Fort Devens. I was Chief Medical Officer for my MASH unit. Our job at AT was to erect and operate a portable tent hospital. I always brought three books with me: my Big Book, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions and Twenty-Four Hours A Day.

Our company had almost 450 reservists. At the first morning formation, I announced the time for sick call. The new unit chaplain followed and introduced himself.

-- Peter G.

San Antonio, Texas, USA

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