FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The priest who served as vicar general of the
Fargo Roman Catholic Diocese has reported for duty as chaplain at
the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Monsignor Brian Donahue earned a Bronze Star for his service in 2005 in Iraq with a unit of the Texas National Guard.
He was set to return to Iraq with that unit, but Army authorities decided to send him to the elite training academy in New York instead.
Donahue says he felt called to go back to Iraq and he's saddened that he won't remain with the troops he got to know well. But he says it's an honor to be assigned to West Point. He says looking out over the grounds seems like a dream.
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