CPT Masaki Nakazono
December 10, 2008
By U.S. Army
He could have been ministering to a Parish back home, but Chaplain Masaki Nakazono chose to serve in the Army - and found himself stationed in the Iraqi city of Heit. He lays his life on the line daily, traveling unsecured roads without a weapon to visit Soldiers at forward posts, and meet with local religious leaders to break down cultural barriers. Platoon Sergeant Phillip Dentis discovered the value of Captain Nakazono's spiritual guidance when his roommate was killed in action. "If he had not been there, I just would have gone to shambles," Dentis says. "You can see that he cares." Chaplain Nakazono lives the Warrior Ethos and knows that the bond between Soldiers goes beyond risks and hazards.
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