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"Sky Pilot"

 
 
"Sky Pilot" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 29, 2020
1. "Sky Pilot" Marker
Inscription.  "Sky Pilot" was the name given to the pastors, priests and rabbis the chaplains of the Vietnam war C-Ration boxes - stacked in the manner you see here - were often used as ad hoc altars for jungle services. With lives in the balance, many young soldiers found a source of strength, courage and hope in the faith presented in books such as the Holy Bible. Ironically, the scripture you read here, written by the Apostle Paul to the church in Corinth, shares an eerie link with Vietnam veterans, spiritually, philosophically, and most of all, geographically!

8 We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure so that we despaired of life itself. 9 Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death, but this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. 10 He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will delver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us. 11 As you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks

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on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many,

2 Corinthians 1:9-11
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceChurches & ReligionWar, Vietnam.
 
Location. 41° 55.5′ N, 83° 22.05′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Memorial is on N. Dixie Highway, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe MI 48162, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Melvin C. Dye Memorial (a few steps from this marker); M29 81mm Mortar (a few steps from this marker); Hidden Casualities of War (a few steps from this marker); The Women Who Served (a few steps from this marker); Monroe County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. Norman W. Heck Jr (within shouting distance of this marker); Monroe County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); POW-MIA Chained Eagle (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.

 
"Sky Pilot" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 29, 2020
2. "Sky Pilot" Marker
"Sky Pilot" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 29, 2020
3. "Sky Pilot" Marker
"Sky Pilot" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 29, 2020
4. "Sky Pilot" Marker
"Sky Pilot" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 29, 2020
5. "Sky Pilot" Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 25, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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