The Four Chaplains

The Four Chaplains (HMBXU)

Location: Lewis Center, OH 43035 Delaware County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 10.338', W 83° 1.374'

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A convoy of 3 ships and 3 Coast Guard cutters passed through "Torpedo Alley" some 100 miles off the coast of Greenland at about 1 a.m. on February 3, 1943. The submarine U-223 fired 3 torpedoes 1 of which hit the midsection of the Dorchester, a US Army troopship with more than 900 men on board. Ammonia and oil were everywhere in the fast-sinking vessel and upon the freezing sea. The 4 chaplains on board, 2 Protestant pastors, a Catholic priest and a Jewish rabbi were among the first on deck calming the men and handing out life jackets. When they ran out they took off their own jackets and placed them on waiting soldiers without regard to faith or race.
Placed ByKingwood Memorial Park
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 7:08am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 327754 N 4448843
Decimal Degrees40.17230000, -83.02290000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 10.338', W 83° 1.374'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 10' 20.28" N, 83° 1' 22.44" W
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Area Code(s)740, 614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8230 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center OH 43035, US
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