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Navy Priest
by Richard Gribble
Catholic University of America Press, 2015
eISBN: 978-0-8132-2726-9 | Paper: 978-0-8132-2725-2
Library of Congress Classification VG23.G75 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 271.5302

Navy Priest is a compelling biography of the Jesuit priest and Navy chaplain John Francis (Jake) Laboon. Father Jake made a significant contribution to the United States Navy, both as a World War II submarine officer and, most prominently, during a 22-year career as a chaplain. Laboon served as the first chaplain for the Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine Program, but also served as chaplain at his alma mater the United States Naval Academy, undertook a tour of duty with the US Marines in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Legion of Merit, and later served as Fleet Chaplain of the United States Atlantic Fleet.

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