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Westminster veteran recalls role in WWII

Nov 11, 2015

cctnews-veteran-who-served-in-wwii-recalls-experiences-20151110Eckhardt had grown up in a strongly Lutheran family, and with no dedicated chaplain on board, he found himself giving small religious services on the ship. He enjoyed this role so much that after the war, he decided he wanted to go to seminary.


Returning home in July 1946, Eckhardt finished his last year of undergraduate college at Western Maryland, then attended Gettysburg Seminary in Pennsylvania. After completing his studies, he received his first assignment — Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New York City. Eckhardt and his wife, Nancy, whom he had married while in seminary, moved to New York, where they had five children over the next 25 years.


Read more about this veteran who's first call was in MNYS in The Carroll County Times.