|Cherokee County WWII War Stories
FATHER LOUIS J. LYNCH & FATHER WILLARD J. CHRISTYCHEROKEE
PRIESTS BECOME ARMY CHAPLAINS - Fr. Louis J. Lynch was ordained a
priest in 1935. He served at Sheldon and then came to Cherokee,
where he served as assistant priest at the Immaculate Conception
Church. He left Cherokee in May 1940, to serve a parish in
Madrid, Iowa. In Jan 1943, left Madrid and was commissioned a 1st
Lieutenant in the chaplain corps. He was stationed at Jackson, MS
Army Air base. In Jan of 1944 he was promoted to Captain.
Father Lynch's successor at Immaculate Conception was Rev. Father
Willard J. Christy. The Rev. Christy served for three years as
assistant pastor of Immaculate Conception and as athletic director and
religious instructor of the parochial school in Cherokee.
of 1944, Fr. Christy was commissioned a first lieutenant in the United
States Army chaplain service and in Feb reported to Harvard Chaplain
Cherokee County Historical Society Newsletter, Vol 15, Num 1, Jan 1980,
Sec V, Pg 8.
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