+U Catholic, Billy Ryan: Saint Michael the Archangel, whose name means “one who is like God,” led the army of angels who cast Satan and the rest of the rebellious angels into Hell. The patron of soldiers and battles, through his intercession and protection, has provided angelic help for countless military personnel around the world for millennia.
One account of Saint Michael’s protection is that of a young United States Marine, who prayed to him every morning. Separated from his unit after a blizzard during the Korean War, he was caught face to face with seven enemy soldiers who had guns drawn ready to fire. Only thanks to the Archangel did he miraculously survive the ensuing shootout. The prayer the soldier said daily is known as the Michael of the morning prayer: Story is here.