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Chaplains monument stops in New Haven

Connecticut’s JWV members surround the Jewish Chaplains Memorial plaque on its recent "visit" to New Haven. Harvey Redak, JWV Major General Maurice Rose Post 51 in Middletown, who played taps at the ceremony, is standing in front; just behind the plaque, not wearing a hat, is David Engel, son of Rabbi Meir Engel z"l.

While preparations were under way for the dedication of the Jewish Chaplains Memorial monument at Arlington Cemetery on Monday, Oct. 24, the plaque that will be affixed to the monument made a stop in New Haven for a special ceremony attended by a slew of dignitaries and members of Connecticut’s Jewish War Veterans (JWV). Among those taking part in the ceremoney was David Engel, whose father Rabbi Meir Engel z”l, a Lt. Col. In the U.S. Army, is one of the 14 Jewish chaplains who died in service and whose names are inscribed on the plaque. The Monument will be unveiled on Monday, Oct. 24 at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.  It will stand alongside monuments to fallen Protestant and Catholic chaplains, which were erected at Arlington Cemetery in 1981 and 1989, respectively. Also among the 13 Jewish chaplains memorialized is David M. Sobel, a West Hartford native who died while serving in the U.S. Air Force in 1974. See previous Ledger story.

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