It was one of America’s worst wartime disasters. 70 years ago this month, a U.S. troop ship was torpedoed by a German submarine.
More than 600 men died.
But, as the ship sank, four chaplains from different faiths came together in an incredible act of heroism, staying on board to hand out life jackets, and then giving up their own life jackets so others would live.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports a retired Ventura County man is working with a national museum to pass this incredible story of sacrifice down to new generations.
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