We are delighted to have Colonel Brinsfield as a board member and know he will bring an added level of expertise to our efforts. He is a true scholar and brings with him quite an impressive resume. His background and experience is listed here and includes the following:
He is a native of
Dr. Brinsfield served on active duty for 28 years as an Army Chaplain. He served in the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Bliss, Texas in 1974, and then subsequently in the Republic of Turkey, West Germany, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan and for two years in the Office of the Chief of Chaplains at the Pentagon. He taught history, ethics and world religions at the US Army Aviation School, the
His military awards include a Bronze Star, a Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster, six Meritorious Service Medals, two Army Commendation Medals, one Army Achievement Medal, and numerous service ribbons.
Chaplain Brinsfield served two tours at U.S. Army Forces Command in
Dr. Brinsfield is married to Pat Tallon Brinsfield, formerly of
The Civil War Chaplains Museum has already received a number of donations; both in monetary and artifact form, and is currently in talks with Liberty University regarding a permanent location. We hope to have definite news on that issue soon. We have a pending grant application under review and others in the works and look forward to a formal opening some time later this year.
(Providentially, I received a copy of Dr. Brinsfield's book, Civil War Chaplains; The Spirit Divided: Memoirs of Civil War Chaplains—The Confederacy yesterday to review and will be posting about in in the near future.)