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American Legion Post 186 honors World War II chaplains


Memorial service honors chaplains of World War II

American Legion Post 186 will present the annual Four Chaplains Memorial Service at 2 p.m. today at Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St. The service honors the four military chaplains (a Methodist minister, a Jewish rabbi, a Catholic priest and a Lutheran minister) who died aboard the USS Dorchester, which was torpedoed during World War II on Feb. 3, 1943. The chaplains handed out life jackets to the servicemen aboard and, when there were none left, gave up their own. They remained aboard, comforting those who were too severely wounded to abandon ship. They were last seen with their arms linked, praying with the remaining men on the ship as it sank. For more information, call Charles Haig at (352) 597-1210.


Mayor to be honored at banquet Feb. 26

The third annual Black History Month Recognition Banquet will be at 8 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Lorenzo Hamilton Community Center at Kennedy Park, 899 Kennedy Blvd., Brooksville. The theme will be "Celebrating Legends of the Movement." The purpose of the event is to recognize and honor a black Hernando County native for outstanding accomplishments in his or her profession, or for outstanding service to the community. This year's honoree is Brooksville Mayor Frankie L. Burnett. Tickets for the event are $15 each. Advertising space in the souvenir journal is available for $40 for a quarter page, $65 for a half page and $90 for a full page. All advertisements must be received by Feb. 16. Checks are to be made payable to Black History Month Productions. Call (352) 688-2861.

Today's picks

Red Hat Ladies Host Super Bowl Sundae: Hosted by the Scarlet Belles at Tea. 1-3:45 p.m., Dairy Queen, 370 Suzanne Drive, Spring Hill. (727) 863-7724.

Marine Corps League Soup-R-Bowl Party: 5 p.m., Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, Brooksville. (352) 684-3143.

VFW Post 10209 Super Bowl Celebration Tailgate Party: 5:30 p.m., VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398.

Hernando deaths

Local and regional obituaries are in the Tampa Bay section.

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