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Body of Chaplain Killed in Vietnam Being Flown to Israel for Burial

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The body of the Jewish chaplain of I Corps area in Vietnam, who was killed Dec. 17 in a plane crash while on a mission to conduct Chanukah services for his troops, was flown today from Dover, Delaware, to Frankfurt, for transport from there to Tel Aviv for burial in Israel.

In announcing plans Friday for the Israel burial of Capt. Morton M. Singer, 32. Rabbi Edward T. Sandrow, chairman of the Commission on Jewish Chaplaincy of the National Jewish Welfare Board, said the U.S. Army planned to provide a chaplaincy escort for the chaplain’s body. A commission spokesman, in reporting the arrangements today, said the burial services would include military honors. The chaplain was one of 14 Americans killed when a U.S. Air Force Transport plane crashed shortly after take-off in South Vietnam.

The chaplain, who is survived by his widow and two daughters, was educated at City College of New York and at Teachers Institute of Yeshiva University. He was ordained in 1965 by Yeshiva Tifereth Yerushalyim in New York City and came to Vietnam as a military chaplain last November.

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