Religion: Four Chaplains

Four chaplains were aboard the U.S. troop transport Dorchester when it was torpedoed off Greenland last year (TIME, July 5, 1943). Two were Protestants, George L. Fox and Clark V. Poling, son of the Christian Herald's famed Editor Daniel Poling; one a Roman Catholic, John P. Washington; one a Jew, Alexander D. Goode. Together they passed out life-jackets, encouraged panicky soldiers to jump. When all other life-jackets were gone, the four chaplains gave away their own. Survivors last saw them standing together on the deck, arms linked, praying, as the ship went down.

Last week the Army awarded each of the four...

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