Scuttlebutt 22: Four Chaplains Part 4 – CAPT Rabbi Stern

Chaplain Captain Rabbi Mendy Stern, USA, joined Vic and Nancy to bring our Four Chaplains series to a satisfying end. He expanded our understanding of the Four Chaplains story, took us through a day of a Chaplain working at Arlington National Cemetery, used his own trailblazing story to expand of religious accommodations in the military, enlightened us with a fascinating story about Yom Kippur, and so, so much more.

Chaplain Stern is currently serving the Army and has, since our interview, earned a promotion to major. As the final interview in our Four Chaplain series, he brings it home with us by showing us a new perspective, religiously and generationally, than we’ve had on the show so far and helps us close this chapter in our exploration of Chaplaincy, the chaplain’s corps, and the individuals who volunteer to listen to and guide our servicemembers all over the world.

Four Chaplains Month is Scuttlebutt’s first ever multi-part special. Join us as we dive into the world of Chaplains past, present, and future as we tell the tale of the USAT Dorchester and learn much, much, more about the Chaplain Corps.

The views and opinions expressed on Scuttlebutt are those of the individuals and do not reflect the official position of the Marine Corps Association.

Produced by Nick Wilson, Vic Ruble, William Treuting, and Nancy Lichtman.