and senior members. . By definition chaplains are noncombatants, yet in the Pacific Theater alone, more than 20 chaplains were killed in action while ministering to the spiritual and physical needs of the troops. Many men could have been saved if the Japanese had provided a minimum of medication, of which they had ample supplies. Mildred Taylor, widow of Maj. Defeat stared Japan in the face. Taylor was severely wounded but continued to help others out of the doomed vessel. Near death, Taylor was moved to the hospital to die. His first military assignment was as post chaplain at Barksdale Field,., in the grade of first lieutenant. Prior to entering military service in September 1940, Chaplain Taylor served as pastor of the South Fort Worth Baptist Church. After the war, Taylor remained in the Air Force. Cory Moon from the Virginia Wing received the first Chaplain Robert Preston Taylor Prize for displaying grit and spiritual resilience in 2016.
About two square feet of space was available for each man. Soon formations of B-29s began to fill the skies of Japan. He was the only chaplain assigned to this regiment which was stationed at famed Cuartel de Espano, within the old historic "Walled City" of Manila. With barely enough food and water to keep him alive in the pest-infested cage, Taylor survived the box for nine weeks. By his example, he brought hope and religious faith to those who had lost both and created a new faith among some who had none. During the death march that followed the surrender of Bataan, Taylor suffered many beatings and calculated torture for his attempts to alleviate the suffering of other POWs. Between 19e was the usaf Chief of Chaplains. The POWs were moved to Manchuria until the war ended. The prayer session, one of six daily spiritual services held during student private time, was so successful that it was repeated to greater acclaim in 2017. With the declaration of war, the Philippine Division was transferred to the front lines on the Peninsula of Bataan. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Baylor University, Waco, Texas, in 1933; a master of theology degree from Southwestern Baptist Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, in 1936; a doctor of theology degree from Southwestern Baptist Seminary in 1939; an honorary doctor of laws degree. At the surrender of the American forces there, he became a member of that part of the Bataan "Death March." He served as chaplain in the prison camp hospital at Cabanatuan where he ministered to more than 10,000 patients.
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