Hannibal Legion Remembers ‘The Four Chaplains’ in Memorial Day Service
A number of legionnaires, dignitaries and others gathered at the Hannibal American Legion Hall for Post 55’s annual Memorial Day observance.
Along with the usual remembrance of those in the community who have fought and died in the service of their country, the story of the Army Chaplains who went down with the Troop Carrier Dorchester was recounted.
On February 3rd, 1943, the Dorchester went down in the north Atlantic. Four Army chaplains gave up their life jackets and went down with the ship.
A Catholic priest, two Protestant ministers and a Rabbi were among the chaplains who were remembered Monday.