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The Four Chaplains Historical Markers

Markers honoring the four US Army chaplains who gave up their life jackets and their lives during the sinking of the USAT Dorchester in the north Atlantic during World War II.
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 3, 2016
Adair County Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial
Iowa (Adair County), Menlo — Adair County Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II

Don't Tread on Me ———————— The Four Chaplains [Sinking of USAT Dorchester] ———————— [Vietnam Scene] Carlos "White Feather" . . . — Map (db m93757) WM

Maryland (Wicomico County), Hebron — The Four Immortal Chaplains George L. Fox - Methodist Minister; Alexander D. Goode - Jewish Rabbi Clark V. Poling - Dutch Reformed Minister; John P. Washington - Catholic Priest
During the early morning hours of February 3, 1943, the USAT Dorchester was part of a convoy of six ships heading for Greenland when an enemy u-boat attacked, firing a torpedo into the ship's midsection. The Dorchester quickly began taking on water . . . — Map (db m41887) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — The Four Immortal Chaplains
George L. Fox, Methodist minister Alexander D. Goode, Jewish Rabbi Clark V. Polling, Dutch Reformed Minister John P. Washington, Catholic Priest During the early morning hours of February 3, 1943 the USAT Dorchester was part of a convoy of six . . . — Map (db m64989) HM WM
New York (New York County), New York — Four Chaplains Memorial
These London Plane trees were planted in memory of Four Chaplains of U.S. Army Rev. George L. Fox, Chc. Rabbi Alexander D. Goode, Chc. Rev. Clark V. Poling, Chc. Rev. Father John P. Washington, Chc. who, after giving their life belts to their fellow . . . — Map (db m40510) HM
New York (Queens County), Belle Harbor — Four Chaplains Memorial The American Creed
Honoring the Four Heroic Chaplains who gave their life jackets that four soldiers might live. The S. S. Dorchester was torpedoed February 3, 1943. As it sank the four were seen linked arm in arm, heads uplifted in prayer. Lt G. L. Fox, . . . — Map (db m101325) WM
New York (Suffolk County), Copiague — Four Chaplains Memorial
Honoring the Four Heroic Chaplains who gave their life jackets so that four soldiers might live. The S.S. Dorchester was torpedoed February 3, 1943. As it sank, the four were seen linked arm in arm, heads uplifted in prayer. [The top panel is . . . — Map (db m98883) HM WM
Ohio (Delaware County), Orange — The Four Chaplains
A convoy of 3 ships and 3 Coast Guard cutters passed through “Torpedo Alley” some 100 miles off the coast of Greenland at about 1 a.m. on February 3, 1943. The submarine U-223 fired 3 torpedoes 1 of which hit the midsection of the . . . — Map (db m18207) HM
Ohio (Madison County), Somerford — Four Chaplains Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of the Four Chaplains Rev. George Fox Father John Washington Rabbi Alexander Goode Rev. Clark Poling while serving on the U.S.S. Dorchester during WWII gave their lives that their comrades might live “Greater . . . — Map (db m92550) WM
Ohio (Mahoning County), Poland — Four Heroic Chaplains
Honoring the Four Heroic Chaplains who gave their life jackets that four soldiers might live. The S.S. Dorchester was torpedoed February 3, 1943. As it sank, the four were seen linked arm in arm, heads uplifted in prayer. Lt. G. . . . — Map (db m44225) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), York — The Four Chaplains
On February 3, 1943, The Four Chaplains aboard the troop carrier USS Dorchester gave their life jackets to others aboard the torpedoed ship. As the ship sank into the cold waters of the North Atlantic, the four men of God linked arms and died . . . — Map (db m4572) HM
Virginia, Newport News — Four Heroic Chaplains
Honoring the Four Heroic Chaplains of World War II who gave their lives so that others could live when the S.S. Dorchester sank off Greenland February 3, 1943 Lt. G.L. Fox Protestant Lt. J.D. Washington Catholic . . . — Map (db m34043) HM
Wisconsin (Clark County), Dorchester — S.S. Dorchester Memorial
The Ship Built 1926 Statistics: Length overall 368' Beam 52' Draft 19' Gross tons 5,649 Speed (knots) 12 Radius (miles) 5,500 Propulsion Recip. eng. Passengers 788 Cargo (cu. ft.) 187,250 Jan. 24, . . . — Map (db m29648) HM

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