Jerry Owens

'Four Chaplains' remembered during Aberdeen service

'Four Chaplains' remembered during Aberdeen service

As a distant relative of Army Chaplain Rev. Clark V. Poling, Jamey Struve of Bel Air is well versed in the events of the early hours of Feb. 3, 1943, when her mother's cousin and three of his fellow chaplains on the U.S. troop transport Dorchester sacrificed their lives for those of their fellow troops as the ship sank after being torpedoed by a German submarine.

On Saturday morning, she and her husband John had the opportunity to attend a memorial service honoring Rev. Poling and the three other chaplains, who are known collectively as the "Four Chaplains." The service was held at the Bernard L. Tobin American Legion Post 128 in Aberdeen.

"It was...