ACH170: When the USS Franklin was bombed on March 19, 1945, Fr. Joseph O’Callahan, the chaplain aboard, sprang into action. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us that not only did he administer sacraments, but he also led damage control actions that helped save the ship, leading to his being awarded the Medal of Honor.
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Links for this episode:
- Congressional Medal of Honor Society – Joseph T. O’Callahan
- New England Historical Society – Joseph T. O’Callahan: A Claustrophobic Priest Wins the Medal of Honor
- VA News – America250: Navy Veteran Joseph T. O’Callahan
- War History Online – Chaplain Joseph O’Callahan MOH
- Jesuit Online Library – Joseph O’Callahan SJ Lieutenant Commander US Navy
- USNI – Joseph T. O’Callahan SJ, Lieutenant Commander, US Navy
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