Ash Street Church hosts Post 39


Drew Webster American Legion Post 39 members pictured (left to right) are Jerry Rought, Jim Fry, Commander John Hood, Dan Arnold, George Hoffman, Steve VanMeter, Wayne Thomas.

Drew Webster American Legion Post 39 members pictured (left to right) are Jerry Rought, Jim Fry, Commander John Hood, Dan Arnold, George Hoffman, Steve VanMeter, Wayne Thomas.


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On Feb. 2, Ash Street Church hosted Drew Webster American Legion Post 39. The group presented, “The Four Chaplains,” a true story of sacrifice and bravery from World War II.

“The Four Chaplains” also referred to as the “Immortal Chaplains” or “The Dorchester Chaplains” were four World War II chaplains who gave their lives to save other civilian and military personnel as the troop ship, SS Dorchester, sank on Feb. 3, 1943.

The presentation gave details of the sinking of the USAT Dorchester, as well as the selfless actions of the four chaplains. Each chaplain’s background, history, and personality were discussed. This story had a deep impact on the public during WW2.

Submitted by Linda Smith.

Drew Webster American Legion Post 39 members pictured (left to right) are Jerry Rought, Jim Fry, Commander John Hood, Dan Arnold, George Hoffman, Steve VanMeter, Wayne Thomas.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2020/04/web1_4.2-Ash-Street-Church.jpgDrew Webster American Legion Post 39 members pictured (left to right) are Jerry Rought, Jim Fry, Commander John Hood, Dan Arnold, George Hoffman, Steve VanMeter, Wayne Thomas. Courtesy photo