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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:13 PM

70 years ago today ... The Four Chaplains ... RIP

I remember my Dad (a career Naval officer) telling me this story when I was a kid, but I had forgotten about it until I came across the story on CNN.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/03/opinion/greene-four-chaplains/index.html?hpt=hp_c1

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Reply 70 years ago today ... The Four Chaplains ... RIP (Original post)
11 Bravo Feb 2013 OP
PCIntern Feb 2013 #1
Sherman A1 Feb 2013 #2
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #3
htuttle Feb 2013 #4
Raine Feb 2013 #5
The Magistrate Feb 2013 #6
starroute Feb 2013 #7
Demo_Chris Feb 2013 #8
Omaha Steve Feb 2013 #9

Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:20 PM

1. We had the Chapel of the Four Chaplains

Here in North Philly for years...
When I was younger there was an old guy whose life was dedicated to welcoming people there and telling the story. Individuals were anonymously honored by having their names placed at The Chapel and would receive their honors. Some contribution was obviously required by someone...it was complex and a little secretive at least to us.

I believe that it moved years ago...

On edit.

http://gbcbb.org/chap4chap.htm

It was a big deal here for decades...

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:22 PM

2. K&R

Thanks for posting.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:22 PM

3. I did not know the story, thanks.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:25 PM

4. Never heard of them until just now

Thanks for passing it on.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:32 PM

5. THANKS for posting this. nt

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:01 PM

6. Where I Grew Up, There Was A Plaque About This

It is still there, and not much from that time still is.

Good men.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:25 PM

7. I remember reading about it as a kid

It must have been in a kid's book or schoolbook, because I can visualize a (surely fanciful) drawing of them all sinking together, arm in arm.

Some stories get forgotten far too soon -- and in an era when selfishness is lauded as the highest virtue, it's no wonder this one has been lost.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 09:05 PM

8. Not to take away from your story, but I want to mention heros we so quickly forget

 

Teachers.

Specifically, the teachers who have stood, unarmed, knowing that they were going to die, between danger and other people's children.

This is valor that earns congressional medals of honor when it happens in war.

Again, not to take anything away from these men, and I apologize if it disrupts your thread. I just like to take every opportunity I can to remind people of their sacrifice.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 09:39 PM

9. K&R!

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