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Doings Of Battery B

328th Field Artillery American Expeditionary Forces

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 CHAPLAIN JOHN MULVEY PASTOR OF ST. MARY’S CHURCH, GRAND RAPIDS DIOCESE Alma, Mich. Reverend Father Mulvey was appointed regimental chaplain and later on was transferred to Divisional Headquarters as French teacher of the boys at Camp Custer. He understood the American “young man” in uniform or out of uniform, and applied the training he had received along logical and spiritual lines to the material and moral betterment of the soldier. His broad, kindly, hail-fellow-well-met nature made him popular, and he succeeded in establishing a comradeship with the boys of the Battery, who all liked him personally. Father Mulvey did not accompany us overseas, as his knowledge of foreign languages were needed by the Divisional Headquarters, but through a strange and almost dramatic coincidence, met the Battery in France on November 12th. He had the satisfaction of seeing Battery B in battle form, coming out of the combat at Tautecourt. Begrimed and clothed in tatters, the boys from Alma, and others who knew Father Mulvey, were delighted to meet him. He cordially shook hands and greeted all who knew him. We do not know what passing outfit he was connected with, but it was a pleasing and dramatic coincidence which he will keep with other memories of France. Page one hundred sixty-three

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