“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Scottsdale in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)

The Chaplain

Bronze, 2009


Austin Deuel (B. 1939- )

The Chaplain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
1. The Chaplain Marker
Inscription.  In 1775, George Washington proclaimed chaplains, "As important as the cannon to the success of our endeavor." and placed chaplains throughout the Continental Army, carrying no weapons, with only their faith to protect them. The chaplain became the soldiers' quiet refuge and a safe harbor in the storms of battle.
Chaplains have since ministered to the needs of men and women in the military providing spiritual strength and comfort. They have eased the scars of war and made the soldiers' return home an easier journey.
From the Revolutionary War through the conflicts of the last centuries, these brave men of faith have played a major role in shaping the freedoms and ideals of our country. Chaplains provide advice, counsel, and support equally to all. This monument honors their efforts and celebrates their memory.
The Chaplain was commissioned through the dedication and hard work of the following individuals:
Scottsdale Veterans Memorial Committee
Gene Bernhardt Rita Hicks Phil Shelton
Dorothy Callaway Melvin Harms Robert Stumpe
Terrence Dalton Andy Jaime Neil Sundeen
Robert Graves Richard Lang
The Chaplain Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. The Chaplain Statue
John Tymczyszyn

Scottsdale City Council
WJ "Jim" Lane, Mayor
Lisa M. Borowsky Robert W. Littlfield
Wayne Ecton Ron McCullagh
Suzanne Klapp Tony Nelssen
Erected 2009 by The Scottsdale Public Arts Forum.
Location. 33° 29.608′ N, 111° 55.239′ W. Marker is in Scottsdale, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker and statue are located at the Scottsdale City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3939 North Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale AZ 85251, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Herbert "Herb" R. Drinkwater (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Winfield Scott Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Scottsdale Grammar School / The Little Red Schoolhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Permanent Home of the "Beavers" (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1929 - U.S. Post Office (approx. mile away); Charles Miller (approx. mile away); 1921 - Sterling Drug Store (approx. mile away); Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scottsdale.
Categories. Military
The Chaplain Marker and Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
3. The Chaplain Marker and Statue
Marker is on wall in background

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 20, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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