Scuttlebutt 18: Four Chaplains Part 1 – Bill Kaemmer

Bill Kaemmer, MSG (US Army – Ret.) Executive Director, Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation, joins us to kick off our Four Chaplains special series, running throughout February. We learn all about the the build-up of the chaplain corps after World War I, and the story of the Four Chaplains and the doomed USAT Dorchester. As a former Army Chaplain’s Assistant, we start to peel back the layers of the Chaplain Corps and its function, and as the Executive Director of the Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation, based out of Philadelphia, nobody is better at telling the story of February 3rd, 1943 and the Four Chaplains.

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Four Chaplains Month is Scuttlebutt’s first ever multi-part special. Join us as we dive into the world of Chaplains past, present, and future as we tell the tale of the USAT Dorchester and learn much, much, more about the Chaplain Corps.

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Produced by Nick Wilson, Vic Ruble, William Treuting, and Nancy Lichtman.