Four Immortal Chaplains Award medal in nice case with ribbon bar and old stamps
Four Immortal Chaplains Commemorative Medal with ribbon bar in a nice presentation box with a block of four genuine Four Immortal Chaplains US Stamps. History of the Four Immortal Chaplains. The four chaplains were aboard the the U. Army Transport Dorchester when it sailed from New York on January 23, 1943. Its path would take it through the infamous "Torpedo Junction" where German submarines had been devastatingly efficient. On February 2, 1943 the Dorchester was within 150 miles of Greenland, but the young soldiers aboard did not know that the Coast Guard had detected German submarines in the area. The Dorchester was mortally wounded and quickly began to sink. The four chaplains reached the deck where they began to assist wounded and badly frightened men, directing them to safety and giving them words of encouragement. They passed out life vests from lockers as soldiers pressed forward. When all the life jackets were gone, the four chaplains took off their own and gave them to others.
As the Dorchester slid into the deep the four chaplains were seen with their arms linked together, leaning into each other for support. Twenty-seven minutes after the first torpedo hit the Dorchester she sank into the frigid waters of the Atlantic, taking 672 to their death - including the four chaplains. This commemorative medal is identical in design to the one issued to the families of the four chaplains. It has been reduced in size (the originals are oversized medals on a neck ribbon) and placed on a breast ribbon.
The medals are gold-plated and like the originals have polished highlights. They are a lasting tribute to the immortal chaplains. Type scan may be enlarged to show detail.
The stamps were issued by the US post office to commemorate the sacrifice of the Four Chaplains. The item "Four Immortal Chaplains Award medal in nice case with ribbon bar and old stamps" is in sale since Saturday, August 29, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Other Militaria". The seller is "roy222" and is located in Henryville, Indiana.
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- WWII Victory medal: Medal cased set WW2
- Four Chaplians set: Immortal WWII Heros
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Type: Award
- Brand: Medal