George S. Rentz

Military Person

1882 – 1942

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Who was George S. Rentz?

George Snavely Rentz was a United States Navy chaplain who served during World War I and World War II. For selfless heroism following the loss of USS Houston in the Battle of Sunda Strait, he was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross— the only Navy Chaplain to be so honored during World War II.

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Born
Jul 25, 1882
Lebanon
Also known as
  • George Snavely Rentz
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Gettysburg College
Lived in
  • Pennsylvania
  • Lebanon
Died
Mar 1, 1942
Pacific Ocean

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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