The four chaplains – Four military chaplains were on board the World War II military transport ship S.S. Dorchester when it was sunk by a German torpedo on February 3, 1943. As the ship was going down, the men gave their life jackets to young soldiers who had none.
The four chaplains – The Rev. Clark Poling, born in Columbus, Ohio, was ordained in the Reformed Church in America.
The four chaplains – Rabbi Alexander Goode was born in Brooklyn, New York.
The four chaplains – The Rev. George Fox, born in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, was Methodist.
The four chaplains – The Rev. John Washington, born in Newark, New Jersey, was a Catholic priest.