Thursday, February 3, 2011
Dedication Service - Memorial Plaque for the Memorial Chaplains
During WWII, these four courageous chaplains gave their lives on board the U.S.A.T. Dorchester shortly after midnight on February 3, 1943, having been hit by a torpedo, these four men gave out all the life jackets and helped the troops into life rafts. They gave up their own life jackets to four who did not have one and then gathered themselves together and kneeled in prayer on the deck as the ship sank. The four received the "Medal of Heroism," posthumously on January 18, 1961 by the U.S. Congress.
To learn more about these four chaplains, click here.