The story of the four chaplains aboard the Dorchester is one that is not often repeated when recounting the events of WWII today. However, their heroism was well known and respected, as evidenced by this 1960 collectors card signed by Harry Truman commemorating the sacrifice of these brave men.


The death of the four chaplains on Feb. 3, 1943, when the transport Dochester was sunk by enemy action in the North Atlantic is an heroic event without a parallel in the American annals.

Harry S. Truman