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Left, Bud Onstad as a young man in 1972 shows off his Ranger patch after graduation from Ranger school. Onstad left the military to become a Lutheran minister only to return back into service as an Army Chaplain during the invasion of Panama in 1989 and the Persian Gulf War in 1990. Right, Onstad lives in Rockdale County with his wife, Amy, and enjoys retirement.

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A soldier's long journey ends in a calling to the ministry

CONYERS — Caught up during the heady days of late '60s as the Vietnam War raged and anti-war sentiments spread across the country, Bud Onstad began his journey of service as a U.S. Army Ranger that eventually led to him become a Lutheran priest.

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A soldier's long journey ends in a calling to the ministry

CONYERS -- Caught up during the heady days of late '60s as the Vietnam War raged and anti-war sentiments spread across the country, Bud Onstad began his journey of service as a U.S. Army Ranger that eventually led to him become a Lutheran priest.

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