The 77th anniversary of the historic sacrifice made by four World War 2 chaplains will be remembered this Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church in Washington Court House. These four were a Jewish rabbi, A Roman Catholic priest, and two Protestant ministers who helped rescue American servicemen aboard a troop transport that was torpedoed by a German submarine off the coast of Greenland on February 3rd, 1943.
When the supply of lifebelts was exhausted, the chaplains removed theirs and gave them to four soldiers. The four chaplains were seen praying on the deck of the ship as it sunk into the sea, claiming the chaplains' lives.
The ceremony will get underway at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, at the church, located at Market and Hine Streets in Washington CH.