George S. Rentz

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Birthday
25, 1882
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Mar 1, 1942 (59)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
25, 1882
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Mar 1, 1942 (59)

About

Navy Chaplain who sacrificed his own life to save the crew of the USS Houston during World War II.

Before Fame

He graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary, was ordained in 1909, and served on board several military ships during World War I.

Trivia

He gave his life jacket and his space on an overcrowded pontoon to a naval officer after the USS Houston was destroyed.

Family Life

He was born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

Associated With

He and naval officer, Oscar Peterson, both gave their lives to save others.