CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – U.S. Army Chaplain, Capt. David Harvey, is connected to the “Devil Dogs” of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit in more ways than one.
Harvey is the chaplain for 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, a Rhode Island Army National Guard unit currently deployed in Kuwait, where he recently volunteered his time to support Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (Reinforced), the aviation squadron for the 24th MEU when they came ashore to train for several weeks.
The relationship began when Harvey, whose office is located at the far north end of the air field aboard Camp Buehring, began providing chaplain support to the 1204th Aviation Supply Battalion, located at the southern end of the flight line.
“As I was making my rounds between the two, I began noticing these strange creatures in tan flight suits and cranials along with strange aircraft – Cobras and Ospreys,” said Harvey. “I said to myself, ‘there’s Marines here.’”
To think, we knew him before he was famous!