My home for the next three weeks is an old building called Kennedy Hall. It is one of the “hotels” inside the post where unaccompanied soldiers may stay for the duration of their training. The accommodation is not bad (similar to Motel 9) although it is about a mile hike from the school house.
My first Sunday morning at Fort Jackson was spent in the Post Chapel where I assisted at the celebration of Holy Mass upon the invitation of Fr (MAJ) Kelly, the Post Chaplain. After the Mass, the Catholic congregation continued the celebration with a simple breakfast which was open to everybody. It was a wonderful opportunity to interface with the local Catholic leaders and parishioners, and meet the soldiers who attend Mass at the main post chapel.