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Donald Eisenhauer American Legion Post 60 honors the fallen...and the Four Chaplains

Honoring the Four Chaplains from the U. S. Army Transport Dorchester

 

February 7, 2019

Courtesy of Patrick Self

Pictures of Honor Guard

The Four Chaplains – sometimes called the Immortal Chaplains – were men from four different religions who sacrificed their lives for men of all faiths. In the 70 years since the incident, Methodist minister George L. Fox, Reformed Church in America minister Clark V. Poling, Roman Catholic priest John P. Washington and Rabbi Alexander B. Goode have been immortalized with commemorative postage stamps, a Congressionally recognized anniversary and numerous re-tellings of their heroics.

Feb. 3 marked the historic 70th anniversary of the sinking of the United States Army Transport Dorchester and the legendary acts of selflessness of four Army chaplains who were aboard. Four Chaplains Day, as Congress has declared the date, honors the four chaplains who went down with their ship, as they gave their life jackets to other passengers.1

Members of the Donald Eisenhauer american Legion Post 60 Honor Guard served a fallen soldiers service and gave him full honors.

After the services, all met back at the Post home for a light lunch and a presentation on the Four Chaplains compiled by Post Commander John Wise.

The video compiled was strong and moving. During this time the respected silence was apparent as the only sound was the narration of the video. Many eyes were moist at the end.

1. The American Legion files.

 

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