Robert "Mike" Rankin, M.D., z"l

Yom Kippur in Vietnam

Robert "Mike" Rankin, M.D., z"l
October 18, 2011

Yom Kippur, 1965, I was a Navy medical officer stationed aboard a destroyer off the coast of Vietnam. 

The ship's captain had promised us an hour or two to hold a service Kol Nidre evening, but late in the afternoon the ship went to battle stations.  An...