Today marks the 240th Anniversary of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps (est. July 29, 1775). Read about the history of the Army Chaplain Corps and how Army Chaplains have served over great nation over the years. "Pro Deo et Patria," which means, "For God and Country."
United States Army chaplains who gave their lives to save other civilian and military personnel during the sinking of the troop ship USAT Dorchester on February 3, 1943, during World War II. They helped other soldiers board lifeboats and gave up their own life jackets when the supply ran out. The chaplains joined arms, said prayers, and sang hymns as they went down with the ship.