SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 4--EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF CONGRESS THAT AN APPROPRIATE SITE ON CHAPLAINS HILL IN ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY SHOULD BE PROVIDED FOR A MEMORIAL MARKER TO HONOR THE...; Congressional Record Vol. 157, No. 11
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 SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 4--EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF CONGRESS THAT 
 AN APPROPRIATE SITE ON CHAPLAINS HILL IN ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY 
  SHOULD BE PROVIDED FOR A MEMORIAL MARKER TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF THE 
 JEWISH CHAPLAINS WHO DIED WHILE ON ACTIVE DUTY IN THE ARMED FORCES OF 
                           THE UNITED STATES

  Mr. SCHUMER submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was 
referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs:

                             S. Con. Res. 4

       Whereas 13 Jewish chaplains have died while on active duty 
     in the Armed Forces of the United States;
       Whereas Army Chaplain Rabbi Alexander Goode died on 
     February 3, 1943, when the USS Dorchester was sunk by German 
     torpedoes off the coast of Greenland;
       Whereas Chaplain Goode received the Four Chaplains' Medal 
     for Heroism and the Distinguished Service Cross for his 
     heroic efforts to save the lives of those onboard the 
     Dorchester;
       Whereas Army Chaplain Rabbi Irving Tepper was killed in 
     action in France on August 13, 1944;
       Whereas Chaplain Tepper also saw combat in Morocco, 
     Tunisia, and Sicily while attached to an infantry combat team 
     in the Ninth Division;
       Whereas Army Chaplain Rabbi Louis Werfel died on December 
     24, 1944, at the young age of 27, in a plane crash while en 
     route to conduct Chanukah services;
       Whereas Chaplain Werfel was known as ``The Flying Rabbi'' 
     because his duties required traveling great distances by 
     plane to serve Army personnel of Jewish faith at outlying 
     posts;
       Whereas Army Chaplain Rabbi Meir Engel died at the Naval 
     Hospital in Saigon on December 16, 1964, after faithfully 
     serving his country during World War II, the Korean War, and 
     the Vietnam War;
       Whereas Army Chaplain Rabbi Morton Singer died on December 
     17, 1968, in a plane crash while on a mission in Vietnam to 
     conduct Chanukah services;
       Whereas Army Chaplain Rabbi Herman Rosen died in service of 
     his faith and his country on June 18, 1943;
       Whereas Chaplain Rabbi Herman Rosen's son, Air Force 
     Chaplain Solomon Rosen, also died in service of his faith and 
     his country, on November 2, 1948;
       Whereas Army Chaplain Rabbi Nachman Arnoff died in service 
     of his faith and his country on May 9, 1946;
       Whereas Army Chaplain Rabbi Frank Goldenberg died in 
     service of his faith and his country on May 22, 1946;
       Whereas Army Chaplain Rabbi Henry Goody died in service of 
     his faith and his country on October 19, 1943;
       Whereas Army Chaplain Rabbi Samuel Hurwitz died in service 
     of his faith and his country December 9, 1943;
       Whereas Air Force Chaplain Rabbi Samuel Rosen died in 
     service of his faith and his country on May 13, 1955;
       Whereas Air Force Chaplain Rabbi David Sobel died in 
     service of his faith and his country on March 7, 1974;
       Whereas Chaplains Hill in Arlington National Cemetery 
     memorializes the names of 242 chaplains who perished while on 
     active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States; and
       Whereas none of the 13 Jewish chaplains who have died while 
     on active duty are memorialized on Chaplains Hill: Now, 
     therefore, be it
       Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives 
     concurring), That it is the sense of Congress that an 
     appropriate site on Chaplains Hill in Arlington National 
     Cemetery should be provided for a memorial marker, to be paid 
     for with private funds, to honor the memory of the Jewish 
     chaplains who died while on active duty in the Armed Forces 
     of the United States, so long as the Secretary of the Army 
     has exclusive authority to approve the design and site of the 
     memorial marker.

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