According to a story by The Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation, the four chaplains gave their life vests to four other soldiers, knowing it would cost them their lives. The four men were Alexander D Goode, George L. Fox, Clark V. Poling and John P. Washington.
A service was conducted by Rev. Orvil Howard, and story told by American Legion Auxiliary Member Mary Beth Dismuke.
American Legion Commander Bruce Handerson states there is a special service held each year on the first Sunday of February.