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"The originator of the phrase was Chaplain Howell Forgy of the USS New Orleans. When power was cut to the ship, which was tied up to a pier at pearl Harbor, the ammunition had to be hand passed up from the magazines to the AA mounts. The ship was closed up in a watertight condition so there was no air ciculation and the ammo passers were hot and passing out from the heat. the only thing Chaplain Forgy could offer them was verbal encouragement and a slap on the back. His verbal encouragement was "praise the Lord and pass the ammunition ". See book United States Navy in World War II"