Editor's Note: This story is reprinted with permission of the Lexington Herald-Leader.
CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - In a place where everyone is armed, all he carries is a camouflage Bible.
Five years into the war, this is Maj. Charles "Ed" Hamlin's first tour in Iraq.
At 44, Hamlin is old enough to be the father of many of the soldiers he ministers to. The lanky man wears oval glasses and his black hair is high and tight.
Hamlin is in Baghdad, part of the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, attached to the 716th Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade.