Chaplain tobin giving communion

Chaplain Tobin Giving Communion, 1967

This scene depicts Chaplain Jim Tobin saying Mass and giving Communion to soldiers in the field, some of whom later died in battle. Tom Bernardi, Bill Janes, and David Ditch were among them.

The Chaplain was often among the troops, even under fire. The men looked forward to the visits, regardless of the religious affiliation of the Chaplain. He brought important communications to the men, offered comfort and hope during difficult times, and administered holy rites to those killed in action.

Jim Nelson Paintings
  1. Tunnel Rat
  2. The Battle of Good Friday
  3. Chaplain Tobin Giving Communion, 1967
  4. Squad Leader Ralph “John Johnson”
  5. USMC Sniper Hathcock in North Vietnam
  6. Waiting for Darkness
  7. Disappearing Trail
  8. Sergeant Sam Kay
  9. When Mech Meets Straight Leg
  10. Dear John Letter
  11. Jim Nelson