Another Catholic military chaplain who won the Medal of Honor was Fr. Joseph O’Callaghan, a Jesuit.
He was chaplain on the US Navy ship USS Franklin when it was attacked by Japanese kamikaze planes on March 19, 1945, off the coast of Japan.
My late father served on one of the ships that assisted in the rescue of the Franklin, the USS Santa Fe. ‘Holy Faith’]
Fr. O’Callaghan was wounded in the leg in the early stages of the attack, but kept at his post to the end. He suffered the aftereffects of that wound till the end of his life, which * was in the 1960s.
After the war, he returned to teach at the College of the Holy Cross in Worchester, MA. And he’s buried in the Jesuit cemetery at the college.*