Real heroes: four died so others might live

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A convoy of three ships and three escorting Coast Guard cutters passed through “torpedo alley” some 100 miles off the coast of Greenland at about 1 a.m. on February 3, 1943. The submarine U-223 fired three torpedoes, one of which hit the midsection of the Dorchester, a U.S. Army troopship with more than 900 men on board. Ammonia and oil were everywhere in the fast-sinking vessel and upon the freezing sea. The four Chaplains on board, two Protestant pastors, a Catholic priest and a Jewish rabbi, were among the first on deck, calming the men and handing out life jackets. For the rest of their story. . .The Immortal Chaplains Foundation [Website]

Real heroes: four died so others might live [Opinion]

No Greater Glory: The Four Immortal Chaplains and the
Sinking of the Dorchester in World War II [Paperback]

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