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Chaplain Captain David M. Sobel, 28, Killed in Crash in Thailand

Chaplain Captain David M. Sobel (USAF), Jewish Chaplain in Thailand, was killed March 7 in an automobile accident on a road from Bangkok to the airport, the Commission on Jewish Chaplaincy of the National Jewish Welfare Board (JWB) learned today. He was 28 years old. He had been assigned as a Chaplain in Thailand last fall.

Chaplain Sobel, of West Hartford, Conn., was a graduate of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion on June 2, 1973. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Dartmouth College in 1968, had served the Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation in Simsbury, Conn., from Sept. 1972 to June 1973, and was a member of the Beth Israel Congregation in West Hartford. He belonged to the Central Conference of American Rabbis.