My lede is below, and the full story is at: http://www.fayobserver.com/military/army-chaplain-connects-with-soldiers-through-physical-training/article_930e01a8-8b2b-5df1-8b58-28bb864cd2f3.html
When Father Luke pulls out his Bible, soldier scatter.
So when the chaplain was plopped into the middle of a combat zone less than a year after joining the Army, he knew he had to be creative to reach fellow soldiers.
He started Holy Smokes - a lounge time after Sunday night Mass when Capt. Lukasz J. Willenberg, who is affectionately called Father Luke, cracked open boxes of cigars shipped to Bagram Airfield from the states. A division band played jazz in the background as Willenberg led casual conversations about anything the soldiers could entertain.