Posted by: Jacqui Murray | February 12, 2014

Wednesday Hero: Cmdr George S. Rentz

Cmdr. George S. Rentz

Cmdr. George S. Rentz
U.S. Navy 59 years old from Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Commander USS Houston (CA-30)
July 25, 1882 – March 1, 1942

A Navy chaplain who served during World War I and World War II, Cmdr. George Rentz was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for selfless heroism following the loss of the USS Houston (CA-30) in the Battle of Sunda Strait becoming the only Navy Chaplain to be so honored during the war.You can read more here

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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  1. We also thank you for your tribute to these men!

    • I wish I could do more. I get these through a friend. He does a wonderful job of collecting the information.

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