This day in Jewish history / A U.S. Army chaplain makes the ultimate sacrifice
Rabbi Alexander D. Goode gave up his life vest to save soldiers after their vessel was struck by a German torpedo in 1944.
On February 3, 1944, Rabbi Alexander D. Goode, a U.S. Army chaplain on the U.S. Army Transport, died after giving up his life vest to other soldiers on the vessel, when it was struck by a German torpedo. As the ship went down, according to testimony of men who survived the attack, Goode, together with his colleagues Methodist Minister George L. Fox, Roman Catholic Priest John P. Washington, and Dutch Reformed...
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