Navy Chaplain Father Aloysius Schmitt was a Navy Chaplain assigned to the USS Oklahoma at the outset of World War II. He had just finished the 7 a.m. Mass on the Second Sunday of Advent when the first torpedoes from the surprise Japanese attack struck the ship. He aided men to escape, at the cost of his own life during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was the first chaplain to die in World War II.
- Pearl Harbor priest identified 75 years later | Catholic News Agency
- Remember Pearl Harbor: The Sacrifice of Fr. Al Schmitt
- Pearl Harbor: A Reflection – Catholic World Report
- Aloysius Schmitt – Wikipedia
- SCHMITT, Aloysius – Encyclopedia Dubuque
- Opinion: Aloysius Schmitt’s story of sacrifice changes our lives
- Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World
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