Members of Wakefield’s Temple Emmanuel and veterans gathered on Feb. 3 to remember the Four Chaplains aboard the USAT Dorchester, who gave up their life jackets so others could live. The Dorchester was a coastal passenger steamship requisitioned and operated by the War Shipping Administration in 1942 for wartime use as a troop ship. It was torpedoed by a German U-boat as it made its way from New York to Greenland on February 3, 80 years ago. Of the 904 people on board, 674 died in the icy North Atlantic. More would have been lost if not for the “Immortal Chaplains.” In the 1950s members of Temple Emmanuel dedicated the memorial stone to the Four Chaplains.