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O’Callahan Committee Inaugural Newsletter, O'Callahan Society, College Of The Holy Cross Apr 2009

O’Callahan Committee Inaugural Newsletter, O'Callahan Society, College Of The Holy Cross

O'Callahan Society Newsletters

First annual newsletter of the O'Callahan Society, formerly known as the Committee for the Joseph T. O’Callahan NROTC Scholarship Fund.


A Priestly Profile Of The First Navy Chaplain To Receive The Medal Of Honor, Ernest F. Passero S.J. Jan 2009

A Priestly Profile Of The First Navy Chaplain To Receive The Medal Of Honor, Ernest F. Passero S.J.

Biographical resources

This tribute to Father Joseph O'Callahan, S.J. profiles the family upbringing and religious training of the Jesuit priest who served as a chaplain in the United States Navy and later as a professor at the College of the Holy Cross. It also recounts Fr. O'Callahan's heroic efforts in the aftermath of an attack on the USS Franklin during World War II. He was later awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the first chaplain of the armed forces to ever receive the nation's highest honor.