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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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Four Chaplains marker series.
 
Location. 39° 57.698′ N, 76° 43.851′ W. Marker is in York, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker can be reached from W. Market Street 0.2 miles east of Pershing Ave., on the left. Touch for map. Marker is a mural on the wall of the building. Marker is in this post office area: York PA 17403, United States of America.
 
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 marker); Golden Plough Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); York (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. Wayne Headquarters
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
(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.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyHeroesMilitaryWar, World II
 
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,399 times since then and 52 times this year. This page 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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