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Chaplains Hill

 
 
Chaplains Hill markers, reverse of three of the markers image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 16, 2011
1. Chaplains Hill markers, reverse of three of the markers
Inscription.
Left-most, first marker
Catholic Chaplains who
died serving their
country in World War II
and in the Korean and
Vietnam conflicts

World War II
Antonucci, Ralph A. · Babst, Julius J. · Bacigalupo, Andrew · Barrett, Thomas J. · Bartley, Edward L. · Bina, Elwin J. · Bonner, Peter L. · Bradley, Edward F. · Brady, Thomas T. · Butterbach, Herbert F. · Callahan, John L. · Carberry, Richard E. · Colgan, Aguinas T. · Contino, William S. · Conway, Anthony, J. · Cummings, William T. · Czubak, Anthony E. · Doyle, Neil J. · Duffy, William P. F. · Dunleavy, James P. · Edelen, Philip B. · Falter, Clement M. · Felix, Walter J. · Flaherty, Patrick X. · Flynn, James P. · Foley, John E. · Gillespie, Dominic F. · Gilmore, Joseph A. · Gough, Lawrence A. · Guilfoyle, William · Hagan, Clarence J. · Hausman, Carl W. · Hughes, John P. · Irwin, William A. · Johnson, Alfred W. · Kerr, James P. · Kilsdonk, John W. · Knox, Thomas J. · Kobel, Jerome · LaFleur, Joseph V. · Lenaghan, Arthur C. · Liston, James M. · Lynch, Lawrence E. · Maloney, Patrick J. · Maternowski, Ignatius · Monaghan, Owen T. · Monahan, John F. · Conway, Thomas M. · McDonnell, John J. · McGarrity, John J. · McManus, Francis J. · O'Brien, James W. · O'Grady, Eugene P. · O'Toole, Myles F. · Polewski, Ladislaus A. · Polhemus, Eugene · Rechsteiner,
Chaplains Hill Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 15, 2016
2. Chaplains Hill Markers
Leo G. · Robinson, John F. · Ryan, John A. · Savignac, Valmore G. · Scecina, Thomas J. · Schmitt, Aloysius · Sharp, Curtis J. · Stober, Henry · Ternan, Dominic · Vanderheiden, Joseph G. · Verret, John J. · Vincent, Clarence A. · Washington, John P. · Wieland, Fidelis M. · Zerfas, Mathias E.

Korean Conflict
Brunnert, Lawrence F. · Coppens, Francis X. · Craig, Leo P. · Felhoelter, Herman G. · Kapaun, Emil J. · Maher, William E.

Vietnam Conflict
Barragy, William J. · Brett, Robert R. · Capodanno, Vincent R. · Garrity, William J. · McGonigal, Aloysius P. · Quealy, Michael J. · Watters, Charles J.

May God grant peace to them and to the nation they served so well

Second marker from the left
These Chaplains of the United States
Army gave their lives in the World War
April 6, 1917 - Nov. 11, 1918

Albert D. Bell · John D. Boone · John G. Breden · Thomas M. Bulla · Patrick P. Carey · Horace A. Chouinard · William B. Cornish · Walton B. Danker · William F. Davitt · John A. Deaver · Harry Deiman · Herbert P. Doyle · Aurenus T. Howard · Michael W. Keith · John C. Kerr · John F. McCarthy · Arthur H. Marsh · Timothy A. Murphy · Colman E. O'Flaherty · Charles D. Priest · Wilbur S. Sewell · Daniel S. Smart · William H. J. Willey

"Greater love hath no man than this, that
a man lay down his life for
Chaplains, Left-Most Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 16, 2011
3. Chaplains, Left-Most Marker
Catholic chaplains who
Died serving their
Country in World War II
And in the Korean and
Vietnam Conflicts
his friends."
"To you from failing hands we throw
the torch-be yours to hold it high."

Third marker from the left
To the glory of God
And the memory of the Chaplains
Who died in the service of their country
* World War I and II *
Alspaugh, Robert E. Lee · Attebery, Edgar Raymond · Barron, Theodore W. · Bell, Albert D. · Bell, Hoke Smith · Blakeney, Charles S. · Boone, John G. · Breden, John G. · Brown, Ralph Warren D. · Bulla, Ghomas McNeill · Bulwell, Karl Porter · Cassard, William G. · Chouinard, Horace A. · Clare, Thomas H. · Clarx, Edward J. · Clares, Alfred B. · Cleveland, Arthur Vern · Coleman, Burton Henry · Cock, Martin L. · Cornish, William F. · Cricter, Earl M. · Danker, Walton S. · Dawson, William R. · Day, Morris E. · Deaver, John Alexander · Deiman, Harry · Dieffenbacher, Aryhur J. · Drumheller, Leon S. · Durham, Lucius M. · Ely, John Calvin, Jr. · Ejelstad, J. A. · Fowikes, Paschal D. · Fox, George Lansing · Goodfellow, Rollin · Gravely, Horace Edward · Griffin, Roy A. · Griger, Clarence W. · Haley, Percy E. · Hale, Raymont L. · Hampton, Edwin W. · Hand, Francis Elmer · Hansen, Raymond J. · Hanson, Chesler E. · Hart, Alvert McCabe · Hemmeter, Henry C. · Howard, Aurenus T. · Howden, Frederick B., Jr. · Humphrey, Robert Hartman · Hurt, Arlie George · Johnson, Thomas Edward, Jr. · Keith, Michael Wilson · Kellam, Harry
Chaplains Hill, second marker from the left image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 16, 2011
4. Chaplains Hill, second marker from the left
These Chaplains of the United States
Army Gave Their Lives In The World War
April 6, 1917 - Nov. 11, 1918
M. · Kerr, John G. · Kilbert, John R. · Kimball, Clyde Edward · Kirkpatrick, Thomas L. · Knowles, Benjamin R. W. · Koskamp, Rowland A. · Lay, Dirk · Loeber, Paul E. · Lorhmann, Markus E. · Lorenz, Edward Henry · Lutz, Gustav T. · MacArthur, Vaughn Hartley · MacDonald, Ernest W. · McDaniel, Carl E. · McDaniel, Harley Ross · McFall, James W. · McKnight, Thomas Eugene · Mais, Henry George · Mark, Thomas Montgomery · Marsh, Arthur H. · Miller, Frank L. · Monroe, Edwin U. · Montgomery, Harry · Munro, Keith H. · Nagel, Edward J. · Newton, Cuthbert E. · Nygren, Arvid E. · O'Dowd, Dennis H. · Olsson, Carl Albert · Orr, Richard Kenneth · Overton, Ernest Golden · Parlee, Raymond Alonzo · Plueger, John H. · Poling, Clark V. · Priest, Charles D. · Quinn, David L. · Rasetzki, Dietrich R. · Reagan, Thomas H. · Reese, Clarence H. · Rentz, George S. · Richert, Floyd N. · Robbins, Edward John · Roberts, William N. · Robinson, Eugene G. · Rounds, Erle F. · Ruff, Roland L. · Schwartz, John Sanders · Schwer, John W. · Scoggins, Harold Grant · Sewell, Wilbur S. · Shannon, Eugene R. · Sharpe, Paul F. · Shaw, James R. · Simons, Victor W. · Slater, George Francis · Smart, Daniel S. · Spencer, Gilbert J. · Stanton, Loren L. · Steel, John Reuben · Stensland, Ole T. · Stump, Clarence G. · Swann, Edgar Allen · Taylor, Joseph David · Teem, Arvil E. · Thigpen, Andrew G. · Thompson, Kenneth L. · Tiffany, Frank
Chaplains Hill marker, third from the left image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 16, 2011
5. Chaplains Hill marker, third from the left
To the glory of God
And the memory of the Chaplains
Who died in the service of their country
* World War I and II *
L. · Trump, Herbert R. · Turner, Guy H. · Turner, William H. · Tyler, Barrett L. · Vickers, Thurman Gomez · Wallace, Eunace Artemus · Wertman, Mel E. · Widen, Earl C. · Wilder, Quintin M. · Willey, William H. J. · Wither, Oscar A. · Withrow, Floyd · Youngdahl, David H. · Zimerman, Jehl D. · Zimmerman, Walter D.

Small plaque below the marker
This plaque honoring 134 Protestant
Chaplains killed in two World Wars
was originally in the Memorial Chapel
of the General Commission on Chaplains
and Armed Forces Personnel Building
in Washington D.C. placed in this
cemetery on October 26, 1981.

Fourth marker from the left
Ten Commandments symbol
Dedicated to the Jewish chaplains who have served our country in the United States Armed Forces. May the memory of those who perished while in service be a blessing.

World War II
Rabbi Alexander Goode, USA · 3 February 1943
Rabbi Herman L. Rosen, USA · 18 June 1943
Rabbi Henry Goody, USA · 19 October 1943
Rabbi Samuel D. Hurwitz, USA · 9 December 1943
Rabbi Louis Werfel, USA · 24 December 1943
Rabbi Irving Tepper, USA · 13 August 1944
Rabbi Nachman S. Arnoff, USA · 9 May 1946
Rabbi Frank Goldenberg, USA · 22 May 1946

Cold War Era
Rabbi Solomon Rosen, USAF · 2 November 1948
Rabbi Samuel Rosen, USAF · 13 May 1955

Vietnam/S.E.
Chaplains Hill, fourth marker from the left image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 15, 2016
6. Chaplains Hill, fourth marker from the left
Asia
Rabbi Meir Engel, USAF · 16 December 1964
Rabbi Joseph Hoenig, USAF · 29 December 1966
Rabbi Morton H. Singer, USA · 17 December 1968
Rabbi David Sobel, USAF · 7 March 1974

"They were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions" - Samuel II 1:22
May God remember them for good with the righteous of all the world.

 
Location. 38° 52.726′ N, 77° 4.163′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is on Grant Drive near McClellan Drive, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 173d Airborne Brigade (Sep) (a few steps from this marker); 63rd Infantry Division (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Secret Army in the Kingdom of Laos. (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Navy Cruiser Sailors Association (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sailors, Coast Guardsmen and Marines of African and Asian-Pacific Descent (about 300 feet away); Swiss Internees (about 300 feet away); American Ex-Prisoners of War (about 400 feet away); U.S.S. Houston and H.M.A.S. Perth (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Regarding Chaplains Hill. Chaplains Hill and Three Monuments

Chaplains from four wars rest on Chaplains Hill in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery. Those buried here include: the Army's first Chief of Chaplains, Colonel John T. Axton of World War I; World War II's Chief of Chaplains William A. Arnold, who was the first Chaplain to make General; and Major Charles Joseph Watters who served in Vietnam and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on November 19, 1967. Unarmed, Watters was rendering aid to fallen comrades, disregarding his own safety when he was killed by a bomb explosion.

On May 5, 1926, Chaplains who served in World War I dedicated the Chaplains Monument to twenty-three Chaplains who died in that war.

A memorial to 134 Protestant Chaplains who died in World Wars I and II was dedicated on October 26, 1981.

A monument to 83 Catholic Chaplains who died in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam was dedicated on May 21, 1989 in the Memorial Amphitheater. Father William Barragy, the first Chaplain to die in Vietnam is among the names listed on the monument. He was killed on May 4, 1966 in a helicopter crash with twenty men on a mission for the 101st Airborne Division. Father Barragy was posthumously honored with the Legion of Merit.

The fourth monument to 14 Jewish Chaplains who died while serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces was dedicated October 24, 2011.
 
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