Father Subler in Afghanistan
Here is Father Subler, a Captain in the United States Army. He is stationed in Afghanistan, where he is definitely NOT just hanging back and watching the show. He travels by all sorts of military vehicles around most of that desolate country serving as Chaplain for our soldiers who are busy hunting for Osama and doing battle with the Taliban. What Father Carl must do virtually every day is FAR more adventurous than almost any of us back home ever experience in our entire lives.
Father can be seen serving Mass to anyone whom he can reach in the field, riding in the Stryker vehicles that may be the most popular targets for the IEDs (improvised explosive devices) that continue to be one of the greatest dangers to our troops and Afghan civilians alike, rolling off his bed to lie on the floor during mortar attacks that must be much too close-by, and lovingly administering the Sacraments to dying young men.
Having Mass in the field, all facing the same direction.
Two Catholic soldiers under Father's care after 2 days of fighting the Taliban on the front lines.
A Chapel built by soldiers at one of the posts.
An Afghan mother getting school supplies for her children.
Infantrymen before a patrol
Taking cover during a firefight
Dismounted patrol in the Arghandab
Locals waiting in line to see the doctor.
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