Navy school to dedicate center for former chaplain

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — The Naval Chaplaincy School and Center is dedicating its building to honor a former Navy chaplain who helped service members over a 30-year career.

Fort Jackson spokesman Pat Jones says Friday’s scheduled ceremony will honor Stanley Beach, who served in the Reserves from 1953 to 1960 and on active duty from 1960 to 1987.

Beach was seriously wounded in Vietnam in 1966 while aiding Marine casualties with the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment.

Jones says Beach was known for his innovative programs, humanitarian efforts and leadership while he served in various levels of ministry and positions. He is considered a role model for those in the chaplaincy due to his style of ministry and talent for pastoral care.

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