Bertram KornBertram Wallace Korn, Sr. (6 October 1918–1979) was an American historian and rabbi, who served in the Chaplain's Corps of the United States Navy during World War II. Serving with the US Naval Reserve after the war, in 1975, he was promoted to Rear Admiral in the Chaplains Corps, the first Jewish chaplain to receive flag rank in any of the United States armed forces.
From 1949 to 1979 Korn was Senior Rabbi at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During this period, he also wrote and published twelve books, primarily about Jewish history in the United States, with several books related to the history of Jews in the South. Provided by Wikipedia