FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2018
Contact: Chaplain Pat Archuleta
The Chapel of the High-Speed Pass will officially recognize February 3rd, 2019 and in future years as “Four Chaplains” day where the photos and bios of the Four Chaplains will be on display effective with the official opening of the Chapel of the High-Speed Pass. These Four Army Chaplains gave up their life jackets on the deck of the sinking U.S.A.T. Dorchester in the North Atlantic in 1943. All four chaplains were awarded the Army DSC, Second Highest Decoration for Bravery, and Purple Heart. They are still listed on the DPAA (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency) as unaccounted for. They were also awarded the Chaplain’s Medal for Heroism in 1961. The Four Chaplains are the only recipients of the award since it was established in 1960. The Four Chaplains are listed below:
- Reverend George L. Fox, Lt. USA
- Reverend Clark V. Poling, Lt. USA
- Father John P. Washington, Lt, USA
- Rabbi Alexander D. Goode, Lt. USA
- The New Roof will be a reality soon as the City has agreed to replace the entire roof.
- The Chapel Committee will soon decide on an interior paint scheme for the chapel.
- The new pews have been selected. Donations for the purchase of the pews are encouraged. See “Donation” page on our website for more info.
- A-7 Corsair II Association have sponsored the purchase of one of the Naval Aviator Wings mounted on the front of the chapel.
- Chaplain Pat will be attending a Three-Day Pastoral I & II Intervention Counseling Course in April and a Chaplains Conference in June.