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    On a bitter winter night in 1943, four Army chaplains stood on the deck of the torpedoed and foundering USAT Dorchester while hundreds of American soldiers around them prepared to slip into the icy depths of the North Atlantic.

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  • "You don't leave anybody behind. You bring everybody home with you," said Rear Adm. Harold L. Robinson, a retired member of the U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps and director of the Jewish Welfare Board's Jewish Chaplains Council. "There were 14 names that had not been brought home. We've finally completed that pledge."

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  • Robinson, who said "we did a little research and discovered all the monuments there were created by religious groups whose chaplains they were commemorating. Why the Jewish community had not done that, we really don't know."

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