East Concord in Essex County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
George Lansing Fox
One of the 4 Dorchester Chaplains
Called from his Gilman parish to serve as a Chaplain in World War II, First Lieutenant Fox died when the Dorchester was torpedoed in the North Atlantic. Giving his life jacket to a soldier, he perished with three other chaplains, in one of the most heroic acts of the War.
Erected 1960 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
Location. 44° 25.523′ N, 71° 45.141′ W. Marker is in East Concord, Vermont, in Essex County. Marker is on Oregon Road 3 miles south of West Lunenberg Road (U.S. 2), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lunenburg VT 05906, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1st Normal School (approx. 6.8 miles away); Alderbrook (approx. 7.2 miles away in New Hampshire); Kilburn Brothers (approx. 8½ miles away in New Hampshire); Northeastern Speedway (approx. 8.8 miles away); The Weeks Act (approx. 8.8 miles away in New Hampshire); Vermont (approx. 9.1 miles away); Wilder-Holton House (approx. 10 miles away in New Hampshire); Willowdale Settlement (approx. 10½ miles away in New Hampshire).
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Also see . . . Wikipedia - George Lansing Fox. (Submitted on October 1, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Categories. • Heroes • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels •
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