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The Four Chaplains, also referred to as the "Immortal Chaplains" or the "Dorchester Chaplains", were four World War II chaplains who died rescuing civilian and military personnel as the American troop ship SS Dorchester sank on February 3, 1943, in what has been referred to as the second-worst sea disaster of WWII. The Dorchester was a civilian liner converted for military service in World War II as a War Shipping Administration troop transport. She was able to carry slightly more than 900 military passengers and crew.
First Army Chaplains
CH (COL)‚Äč Kevin Forrester, Command Chaplain

(309) 782-9100


Mission: First Army Unit Ministry Teams will provide direct religious support for all First Army Soldiers, Families, and Civilians, and advise, assist and train Reserve Component Unit Ministry Teams to provide operational religious support for Combatant Commands.

Vision: To partner with the Army National Guard and United States Army Reserve to advise, assist, and train Unit Ministry Teams capable of conducting Religious Support for Unified Land Operations.