American Legion

Four chaplains showed real faith

On Tuesday, Feb. 3, Post 31 American Legion will pay respects to the famous four chaplains of the troop ship Dorchester, which sank in the Atlantic 72 years ago to the day. Their heroism is one of the most inspiring stories to come out of any war, and serves as a beacon of hope in these times when so-called followers of God are blowing people up in the streets. Eleven days after the old coastal cruise ship that had been pressed into service to ferry more than 900 men from Newfoundland to Greenland set off, their convoy was found by a German U-boat. A torpedo blew a hole in the Dorchester, killing many below decks instantly, and setting the fate of the remaining men aboard. Only about 300...