Religious ceremony in Italy on 13 January 1944

U.S. Army Signal Corps photograph, Gift of Regan Forrester, from the Collection of The National World War II Museum
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2. Photograph. Christian religious ceremony in the field. 'MM-5-152441'; ' Sig. [Signal] Corps Rad. Tele-radioed 1-13-44. Italy! During a lull in fighting and with portable altar set up on heavy artillery piece, Chaplain Capt. Donald C. Bissinger gives sermon to American artillerymen prior to their receiving communion wine.' Italy. 13 January 1944

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$120.00
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Donor: 
Regan Forrester
Accession Number: 
2002.337.002
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Branch: 
US Army
Theater of Service: 
Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO)
Unit: 
Fifth Army
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Topical Subjects: 
Outdoor religious services--Italy
Chaplains--Italy
Soldiers--American--Italy
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From the service of Brigadier General Terence John Tully, a West Point graduate, Signal Officer during the African landings, Chief Signal Officer, Allied Force Headquarters Africa/Italy for all Mediterranean operations. Tully served with the Signal Corps in Italy and North Africa documenting the 5th Army specifically. Later he was Commander of Camp Crowder, Missouri.