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WWII chaplain joins fight for today’s soldiers

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For John David Laida, best known in Clarksville for his 28 years of service to First Baptist Church, the memories of serving during those dark days of World War II remain mostly unspoken, even to close family. He chooses instead to focus on the present and future, and on a message he has never ceased to carry forth to the world since the day it changed his life at the age of 17 – that there is a hope beyond the world and its wars and strife, with the power to heal the worst injuries to body, mind and soul. Continue reading

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