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Yorktown Legion Honors the Four Chaplains

John McQuillan, American Legion Post 1009 3rd vice commander, salutes the flag. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Pastor J. Michael Cobb of Yorktown United Methodist, Rev. John Wilson of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Pastor Christopher Chantelau of Grace Lutheran Church, and Rabbi Robert Weiner of Temple Beth Am Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Teacher and revolutionary reenactor Chris DiPasquale, with students from Mildred E. Strang Middle School, presents the colors. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The World War II Four Chaplains Memorial Ceremony was held Sunday, Feb. 4, at the Yorktown American Legion Post 1009. In February 1943, four U.S. Army chaplains on board a torpedoed and sinking troopship in the North Atlantic made the ultimate sacrifice helping their fellow soldiers. One was a rabbi, one a Dutch Reformed minister, the third a Lutheran minister, and the last a Catholic priest. Each served their country, their religious beliefs and their fellow soldiers on that fateful night. The survivors of the attack that night told of the bravery and inspired actions of these four chaplains.

The American Legion welcomed four prominent local clergy members to celebrate this inspiring story of faith and bravery: Rev J. Michael Cobb of Yorktown United Methodist Church, Rev. John Wilson of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Rev. Christopher Chantelau of Grace Lutheran Church and Rabbi Robert Weiner of Temple Beth Am.

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