Four Chaplain Ceremony

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 5:31am

On 3 February 1943, the US Army Troopship Dorchester was torpedoed in the North Atlantic with 904 soldiers on board, including 4 chaplains (a Priest, a Methodist Minister, a Reformed Minister, and a Rabbi).  Only 230 survived.  The chaplains sought to calm the men and organize an orderly evacuation of the ship, and helped guide wounded men to safety. As life jackets were passed out to the men, the supply ran out before each man had one. The chaplains removed their own life jackets and gave them to others. They helped as many men as they could into lifeboats, and then linked arms and, saying prayers and singing hymns, went down with the ship.  Join us in remembering and honoring these 4 Chaplain heroes.

Saturday, February 1, 2020, 10:00 AM

American Legion Post 36

25 Industrial Park, Boothbay

Light Refreshments following the Ceremony.