Four Chaplains

Four Chaplains Memorial Service February 15

Feb 14, 2015
Courtesy U.S. Army Chaplains Center and School

A memorial service is planned for this Sunday at the LifeSpring Wesleyan Church in Sturgis to acknowledge the sacrifice made by “the Four Chaplains”. Four U.S. Army chaplains of various religious faiths gave their life jackets to American soldiers on a sinking ship during World War Two in order to save their lives.

It was a cold February morning when the periscope of the German submarine U-223 broke the chilled waters of the Atlantic with the U.S.A.T. Dorchester in its sites.