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Four Chaplains Memorial

 
 
Chaplains Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
1. Chaplains Memorial Marker
Inscription.
These London Plane trees
were planted in memory of
Four Chaplains of U.S. Army
Rev. George L. Fox, Chc.
Rabbi Alexander D. Goode, Chc.
Rev. Clark V. Poling, Chc.
Rev. Father
John P. Washington, Chc.
who, after giving their life belts to
their fellow service men locked arms
and praying went down together,
with the transport Dorchester sunk by
a German submarine February 3, 1943.

Presented to the City of New York
by Daughters of the Defenders of the Republic, U.S.A.
November 5, 1950

 
Erected 1950 by Daughters of the Defenders of the Republic, U.S.A.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Four Chaplains marker series.
 
Location. 40° 48.724′ N, 73° 57.816′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Riverside Drive, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is on a triangle of grass in front of Riverside Church, and just south of Grant's Tomb. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10027, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New York Korean War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Battle of Harlem Heights (here, next to this marker);
Chaplains Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
2. Chaplains Memorial Marker
Several markers are found in the grass at this location.
Sakura Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Grant Memorial (about 400 feet away but has been reported missing); The Amiable Child Monument (about 400 feet away); General Daniel Butterfield Statue (about 400 feet away); Tomb of General U.S. Grant (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Sakura Park (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other Four Chaplain markers
 
Also see . . .
1. The Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation. (Submitted on April 23, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Other memorials to the Four Heroic Chaplains. Other memorials to the Four Chaplains, that have been entered in the Historical Marker database. (Submitted on February 5, 2017, by Philip Gilson of Brooklyn, New York.) 
 
Categories. HeroesWar, World II
 
Markers near Grant's Tomb image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2008
3. Markers near Grant's Tomb
The Gen. Grant Memorial can be seen in the background, beyond the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 538 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 25, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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