American Legion honors “Four Chaplains”


Pomeroy American Legion Drew Webster Post 39 Post members, from left: Steve VanMeter, Jack Lewis, Wayne Thomas, Wally Hatfield, Commander John Hood, George Hoffman, Sam Van Matre and Norman Price. The event was in honor of all the fallen sailors and chaplains who died Feb. 3, 1943 aboard the sinking U.S.A.T. Dorchester.


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Pomeroy American Legion Drew Webster Post 39 Unit members, from left: JoAnne Newsome, President Kathy Thomas, music and photographer Betty VanMatre, secretary Barb Fry, Chaplain and Membership Chairman Lilly Kloes. Members presented the posts, lit the candles and placed flowers representing each post before presenting the wreath in honor of all the fallen sailors and chaplains who died Feb. 3, 1943 aboard the sinking ship the Dorchester.


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Pomeroy American Legion Drew Webster Post 39 Post members, from left: Steve VanMeter, Jack Lewis, Wayne Thomas, Wally Hatfield, Commander John Hood, George Hoffman, Sam Van Matre and Norman Price. The event was in honor of all the fallen sailors and chaplains who died Feb. 3, 1943 aboard the sinking U.S.A.T. Dorchester.

Pomeroy American Legion Drew Webster Post 39 Unit members, from left: JoAnne Newsome, President Kathy Thomas, music and photographer Betty VanMatre, secretary Barb Fry, Chaplain and Membership Chairman Lilly Kloes. Members presented the posts, lit the candles and placed flowers representing each post before presenting the wreath in honor of all the fallen sailors and chaplains who died Feb. 3, 1943 aboard the sinking ship the Dorchester.

Pomeroy American Legion Drew Webster Post 39 Post members, from left: Steve VanMeter, Jack Lewis, Wayne Thomas, Wally Hatfield, Commander John Hood, George Hoffman, Sam Van Matre and Norman Price. The event was in honor of all the fallen sailors and chaplains who died Feb. 3, 1943 aboard the sinking U.S.A.T. Dorchester.
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_IMG_5717-001.jpgPomeroy American Legion Drew Webster Post 39 Post members, from left: Steve VanMeter, Jack Lewis, Wayne Thomas, Wally Hatfield, Commander John Hood, George Hoffman, Sam Van Matre and Norman Price. The event was in honor of all the fallen sailors and chaplains who died Feb. 3, 1943 aboard the sinking U.S.A.T. Dorchester. Courtesy photo

Pomeroy American Legion Drew Webster Post 39 Unit members, from left: JoAnne Newsome, President Kathy Thomas, music and photographer Betty VanMatre, secretary Barb Fry, Chaplain and Membership Chairman Lilly Kloes. Members presented the posts, lit the candles and placed flowers representing each post before presenting the wreath in honor of all the fallen sailors and chaplains who died Feb. 3, 1943 aboard the sinking ship the Dorchester.
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_IMG_5716-001.jpgPomeroy American Legion Drew Webster Post 39 Unit members, from left: JoAnne Newsome, President Kathy Thomas, music and photographer Betty VanMatre, secretary Barb Fry, Chaplain and Membership Chairman Lilly Kloes. Members presented the posts, lit the candles and placed flowers representing each post before presenting the wreath in honor of all the fallen sailors and chaplains who died Feb. 3, 1943 aboard the sinking ship the Dorchester. Courtesy photo
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