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York in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Four Chaplains

 
 
The Four Chaplains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
1. The Four Chaplains Marker
Inscription.  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 together in a heroic expression of self-sacrifice and brotherhood.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the The Four Chaplains series list.
 
Location. 39° 57.698′ N, 76° 43.851′ W. Marker is in York, Pennsylvania, in York County. Memorial can be reached from W. Market Street 0.2 miles east of Pershing Ave., on the left. Marker is a mural on the wall of the building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: York PA 17403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. York County's 250th Anniversary (a few steps from this marker); Gen. Horatio Gates (within shouting distance of this marker); General Marquis de Lafayette 1757 - 1834 (within shouting distance of this
Full view of mural image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
2. Full view of mural
The four chaplains were:

Reverend George L. Fox
Gilman Methodist Church
Gilman, VT

Rabbi Alexander D. Goode
Temple Beth Israel
York, PA

Reverend Clark V. Poling
First Reformed Church
Schenectady, NY

Father John P. Washington
St. Stephens Catholic Church
Arlington, NJ
marker); Golden Plough Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); York (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. Wayne Headquarters (about 300 feet away); York County (about 300 feet away); In the Old Court House here at York (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in York.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other Four Chaplain markers
 
Also see . . .  The Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation. (Submitted on January 7, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
US Postage Stamp issued to Commemorate The 4 Chaplains image. Click for full size.
By a First Day Cover
3. US Postage Stamp issued to Commemorate The 4 Chaplains
May 28th 1948 ,Washington D.C. First Day Issue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,524 times since then and 17 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week January 13, 2008. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on January 20, 2008.
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