July 31 The July, 1919, Saint Vincent Journal published a lengthy description from Father James R. Cox, '06-'11, who served as a Chaplain during World War I in France, assisting at the Base Hospital Unit 27. He reports in a five-month period hearing 3,000 confessions and giving communion on the same; baptizing 54 men; and having more than 200,000 men pass through his area "and were attended in some manner." Aside from serving as spiritual director, he was postmaster, chief censor, chief of entertainments and band master. The hospital at Angers received 22,000 patients during his stay, with about 300 deaths.
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