Fr. Joseph O’Callahan, SJ, Savior of the Franklin

Fr. Joseph O’Callahan, SJ, Savior of the Franklin

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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