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Belle Harbor in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Four Chaplains Memorial

The American Creed

 
 
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By Philip Gilson, February 7, 2016
1. Four Chaplains Memorial Marker
Inscription. 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, Protestant
Lt. J. P. Washington, Catholic
Lt. A. D. Goode, Jewish
Lt. C. V. Poling, Protestant
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Four Chaplains marker series.
 
Location. 40° 34.559′ N, 73° 50.9′ W. Marker is in Belle Harbor, New York, in Queens County. Marker is on Rockaway Beach Boulevard just west of Beach 129th Street. Touch for map. In front of the Church of Saint Francis DeSales. Marker is at or near this postal address: 129-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway Park NY 11694, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Michael D Glover (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); John P McGonigol (about 700 feet away); Lituanica (approx. 2.3 miles away); Canarsie Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); Floyd Bennett Post # 1060 (approx. 4.8 miles away); Hendrick I. Lott House (approx. 5 miles away); a different marker also named Hendrick I. Lott House (approx. 5 miles away); Sheepshead Bay Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belle Harbor.
 
Also see . . .  The Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation. (Submitted on February 7, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional keywords. Four Chaplains
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2017, by Philip Gilson of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 157 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on February 4, 2017, by Philip Gilson of Brooklyn, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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