American Legion Post 50 SAL 50 New York USA
|Visit to Arlington Cemetery
March 4, 2006
Between the main gate of Arlington Cemetery on the road towards the Tomb of the
Unknowns, is Chaplains Hill. In addition to grave sites for many chaplains are three
monuments honoring Catholic Chaplains, Chaplains Lost in WWI, and Protestant Chaplains.
Three Providence College alumni are remembered here: Fr. Valmore G. Savignac’32 was
one of 270 Americans lost in the Atlantic on the 7th of February 1943 when the troop ship
USS Henry R. Malory was torpedoed and sunk 500 miles southwest of Iceland. His classmate,
Fr. Anthony E. Czubak’32 served in Europe as a chaplain to the 7th Armored Division and
died on Jan. 22nd, 1945 at the end of the Battle of the Bulge probably near Liege, Belgium.
In May, 1951, after a drive sponsored by Franco-American and Polish war veterans to raise
funds to furnish it, the government dedicated the Czubak-Savignac Memorial Oratory in the
new Veterans' Memorial Hospital in Providence.
Fr. Leo Peter Craig OP '35 was killed in the early months of the Korean War when he went to
the aide of an injured soldier and was killed by a mine.