What one chaplain is doing to make fighting the wildfires in Colorado easier for those tasked with doing the job.
Face of Defense: Army Chaplain Tends to Firefighting Flock
By Army Staff Sgt. Jecca Geffre
PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo., July 12, 2013 – Army Chaplain (1st Lt.) Justin Cowan said he knew the day he walked out his door in early June to see huge plumes of smoke — the beginnings of the West Fork Complex fire — there was a possibility the Colorado National Guard would be called to help his community.
Cowan, who also is the assistant principal at Pagosa Springs Middle School here, said most residents in his small town have never seen him in his uniform — because he’s…
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