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Only in Print: ‘Four Chaplains’ Memorialized in Queens and Beyond

A sculpture by Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz outside St. Stephen’s Parish in Kearny, New Jersey, honors the fallen chaplains. (Photo: Archdiocese of Newark)

ST. ALBANS — The legacy of the four chaplains who died in the 1943 sinking of the SS Dorchester troop ship inspired scores of memorials throughout the U.S., including plaques, namesake chapels, murals, monuments, and stained-glass windows.

One such dedication is in the chapel of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in St. Albans, Queens…

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One thought on “Only in Print: ‘Four Chaplains’ Memorialized in Queens and Beyond

  1. When I was in grammar school, I wanted to be a Chaplin. In a confessional, the priest told me I would have to become a regular priest first. I went to Cathedral Preparatory Seminary. It was the best thing I ever did.