John P. Washington

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Commemorating the Four Chaplains

Rabbi Alexander Goode. (Courtesy JHSGW Collections. Gift of Theresa G. Kaplan.)The Second World War abounds with stories of heroism. This weekend, we commemorate the 70th anniversary of a now little-known event: the sinking of the U.S. Army transport ship Dorchester and the brave sacrifices made by four chaplains, including the Washington-raised Rabbi Alexander Goode.

Thanks to David McKenzie from the Jewish Historical Society of Washington for contributing this guest post!

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