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The Four Chaplains February 5, 2014
Steve Stivers, R-OH
"Mr. Speaker, this week marks the 71st anniversary of a dramatic sacrifice made by four U.S. Army chaplains during World War II on February 3, 1943. On that day, the USS Dorchester was torpedoed by a German submarine, and it sunk. Out of that tragedy came the story of the four chaplains."
Welcoming Rabbi Jeffrey Astrachan February 7, 2012
Todd Platts, R-PA
"Mr. Speaker, I am honored to host our guest chaplain, Rabbi Jeffrey Astrachan, to give today’s opening prayer. Rabbi Astrachan is here today to help honor the sacrifice of the four chaplains who gave their lives during the sinking of the troop ship Dorchester during World War II. This is especially significant because one of the four chaplains, Lieutenant Alexander D. Goode, was once a rabbi with the same congregation in York, Pennsylvania, my hometown that Rabbi Astrachan now serves."
Paying Our Respects To Chaplains Fox, Poling, Washington, And Rabbi Goode February 7, 2012
Jeff Miller, R-FL
"With the recognition long overdue of Rabbi Alexander D. Goode, and all the Jewish war chaplains who have served this Nation in faith, the four chaplains stand watch once again over their flock from Chaplains Hill. Providence most definitely brought them together after history attempted to break their bond."
Four Chaplains February 7, 2012
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-FL
"We are so fortunate to have Rabbi Astrachan here with us today to help honor their sacred memory. Rabbi Astrachan currently serves the same congregation in York, Pennsylvania, where Rabbi Goode, one of the four chaplains, once served, continuing to honor his legacy."
Remembering Four Chaplains Of The Usat “Dorchester” February 7, 2012
Bill Nelson, D-FL
"The Dorchester began to take on water and would sink beneath the freezing ocean in under 25 minutes. Many had been killed or injured in the initial blast, and panic set in as the passengers and crew attempted to find life vests and get into lifeboats. Many of the surviving passengers recall the calm disposition of the four chaplains who made their way to a storage locker and handed out lifejackets. When there were no more lifejackets, the chaplains removed their own and gave them to four passengers who were without. Rabbi Goode was seen giving away his only pair of gloves, and throughout the chaos and panic survivors could hear the chaplains preaching courage as the ship went down."

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