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  • Rabbi Alexander Goode died on the torpedoed USAT Dorchester in 1943. He and three other Army chaplains gave their life jackets to save others on board the sinking ship. A total of 14 chaplains will be honored at the Jewish Chaplains Memorial dedication ceremony on Monday at 1 p.m. in Arlington National Cemetery. (JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF GREATER WASHINGTON)

    New memorial honors valor of Jewish chaplains

    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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