Hero Chaplain Lost in Transport Sinking Awarded Distinguished Service Cross

Rabbi Alexander D. Goode, of Washington, D. C., one of the four army chaplains who gave their life-jackets to other men aboard a sinking troop transport, has been posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the War Department announced today. The other three were similarly honored.

The decorations are to be presented to the next of kin of Lt. Goode and the others by Lieutenant General Brehon Somervell, Commanding, General of the Army Service Forces, in a ceremony at the Post Chapel at Fort Myer, Virginia, the night of Dec. 19.

Chaplains Goode and the others, Clark V. Poling, John P. Washington, and George L. Cox, were passengers aboard the troop transport SS Dorchester when it was torpedoed off Greenland early on the morning of February 3, 1943.

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