Thursday, February 06, 2014

Ralph Haines, Proud General, Proud Private

By Harry M. Covert
Special to Virtueonline
February 6, 2013

Ralph Haines enjoyed weekly and monthly staff breakfasts and lunches with local leaders. Many of these breakfasts and lunches included special inspirational speakers for staff. Others were often held at Hotel Chamberlin, adjacent to the military base and were local civic events.

He could have been mistaken for a traveling Baptist evangelist. He was a serious practicing charismatic Christian, an Episcopalian, to be exact. When he boomed "Amens", the choruses followed by large audience responses. If he raised his arms during remarks, similar displays would follow.

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