The American Legion Post 30 will host the annual “Four Chaplains Sunday” at War Memorial Post 30, located at 91 Pearl St., Camden, Sunday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m.

American Legion District 6 Chaplain, the Rev. Dave Franclemont, will recount the story of four WWII chaplains on board USAT Dorchester, in the chilly Atlantic waters off Newfoundland, in Feb. 1943. The chaplains sacrificed their own lives to save many more after the Army transport ship they were riding on with 900 other solders and ship's crew was torpedoed by a German U-boat while en route to a U.S. base in Greenland.

Chaplain Dave, Commander Frank Carr and other Post members will honor the four army chaplains aboard: Lt. George L. Fox, a Methodist minister; Lt. Alexander D. Goode, a Jewish rabbi; Lt. John P. Washington, a Roman Catholic priest and Lt. Clark V. Poling, a Dutch Reformed minister,

The four chaplains were awarded the Purple Heart and Distinguished Service Cross in 1944, and memorialized on a U.S. postage stamp in 1948. In 1951, the Chapel of the Four Chaplains opened in Philadelphia and Congress awarded the Four Chaplains Medal in 1960.