On a day when courage was not in short supply men took notice of this small fat priest who was doing his best under fire to save as many lives as he could.

On the trip across the Channel to France,  Chaplain Lacy told the men:  “When you land on the beach and you get in there, I don’t want to see anybody kneeling down and praying. If I do I’m gonna come up and boot you in the tail. You leave the praying to me and you do the fighting.”

A few of the men began to think that maybe this priest was tougher than he looked.

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