This Day in Christian History: February 3
February 3, 1943: The Story Behind Four Chaplain's Day
During the midst of all this chaos, four men stood out as heroes. George L. Fox (a Methodist minister), Clark Polling (Reformed Church in America Minister), John P. Washington (a Catholic Priest), and Alexander Goode (Jewish Rabbi) gave up their life vests so that other soldiers might be saved. The Dorchester sank from the bow in about 20 minutes. All four chaplains perished in the icy waters. Because of their heroism and bravery, Congress deemed February 3rd as "Four Chaplains Day" and the men were even commemorated by a postage stamp.
Of the 904 men aboard the Dorchester, only 230 were saved.
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