Airdropped Chapel Trucks....freaking retarded.
Would you prefer a priest or a political officer?
In the Armenian Army, most battalions have a priest. These people get great respect from the soldiers (even from the Atheists). In many Orthodox Christian countries, the Church is tightly connected to the country's history and culture. Even non believers and not practicioners recognize that.
These Priests could have stayed in their warm and cozy monasteries. Instead they have chosen to share the soldier's barracks or trenches. In tough times, the young soldiers need both military leadership (from officers) and spiritual leadership (from Priests).
Do not underestimate the positive effect these men with Black gowns have on the young lads.