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Four Heroic Chaplains

 
 
Four Heroic Chaplains Monument image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Four Chaplains marker series.
 
Location. 37° 1.235′ N, 76° 27.234′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Kawana Circle 0.1 miles west of Biggins Circle, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This monument is located adjacent to the Virginia War Museum in Huntington Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9285 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News VA 23607, United States of America.
 
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
Four Heroic Chaplains Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Four Heroic Chaplains Monument
distance of this marker); Pearl Harbor Survivors (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Behemoth in the Field (about 300 feet away); Virginia War Museum (about 400 feet away); Ferguson Park (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Ferguson Park (approx. 0.2 miles 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. (Submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. The story of Four Immortal Chaplains. (Submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 525 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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