A Chaplain's World War II Bravery Remembered
All Things Considered, April 3, 1995 · Lt. Cmdr. Joseph Timothy O'Callahan was the Jesuit chaplain aboard the aircraft carrier USS Franklin in World War II. We hear his story via his nephew, Jay.
Ben, who listens to WBFO in Buffalo, New York.
"The storyteller described the terrifying conditions aboard the disabled aircraft carrier. He brought the hellish experience down to a personal level by retelling the imminently lethal circumstances that the priest had to overcome. I began to weep... I felt both agonizing sadness and admiration for this extraordinary ordinary man... I parked on the shoulder of the road to avoid menacing others with my teary-eyed driving."