While looking on the US Marine Corps website for something else, I noticed this picture, part of the coverage of a USMC Advisory Team working with troops from the Republic of Georgia preparing for deployment to Afghanistan. It’s an interesting picture of a chaplain in action. I’m guessing the padre is an Orthodox priest, using a holy water sprinkler to send a blessing downrange. Judging from the looks of some of the troopies, he’s on target. MP+

4/8/2011 By Gunnery Sgt. Alexis R. Mulero

A chaplain from the Republic of Georgia’s 33rd Light Infantry Battalion anointed more than 800 Georgian soldiers at the conclussion of the battalion’s deployment ceremony at Vaziani Training Area, yesterday. The 33rd LIB recently concluded a six-month training package in preparation for their upcoming deployment to the Helmand Providence, Afghanistan in support of Georgia Deployment Program – International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

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