Going Down with the Ship

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One of the most extraordinary acts of heroism occurred on February 3, 1943. The U.S.S. Dorchester was hit by a German torpedo and began to sink in the frigid waters off Greenland. When it became clear that there were not enough life jackets to go around, four United States Army chaplains on board the transport took their off and gave them to frightened young soldiers. They choose to go down with the ship while praying. Truly, there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends (John 15:13). 

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