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South Newport News , Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Four Heroic Chaplains

 
 
Four Heroic Chaplains Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Four Heroic Chaplains Monument
Inscription.  
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
Lt. C.V. Poling
Protestant
Lt. A.D. Goode
Jewish

Under one God
Catholic Jewish Protestant

Dedicated November 12, 1989

 
Erected 1989.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the The Four Chaplains series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 3, 1867.
 
Location. 37° 1.235′ N, 76° 27.234′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. It is in South Newport News. Marker can be reached from Kawana Circle, 0.1 miles west of Biggins Circle, on the right when traveling west. This monument is located adjacent to the Virginia War Museum in Huntington Park. Touch for map. Marker
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is at or near this postal address: 9285 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News VA 23607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S.S. Scorpion SSN 589 (a few steps from this marker); WW II U.S. Submarine Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 40mm/56 Quad Mount Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Pearl Harbor Survivors (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Precursor to the Atomic Age (about 300 feet away); A Behemoth in the Field (about 300 feet away); M53 Self Propelled Gun (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Three other markers about the four Chaplains and the Dorchester.
 
Also see . . .
1. Virginia War Museum. Historic Newport News (Submitted on August 4, 2010.) 

2. Four Chaplains. Wikipedia (Submitted on August 4, 2010.) 
 
Four Heroic Chaplains Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Four Heroic Chaplains Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 744 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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