Honor in Heaven, as on Earth

The 17th Training Wing at Goodfellow AFB, Tex., last month dedicated the base chapel in the name of retired Maj. Gen. Robert Taylor, former Air Force chief of chaplains and a prisoner of war during World War II. Taylor died in 1997. “We are intentionally remembering a faithful servant of God who faced adversity, yet did not let adversity overcome or defeat him,” said Lt. Col. Bruce Glover, 17th TW chaplain, during the Feb. 24 dedication ceremony. Captured by the Japanese in World War II, Taylor endured the Bataan Death march and survived the horrors of 42 months in Japanese prison camps, risking his own safety to help his fellow POWs. After his liberation, Taylor “continued for 20 more years as an Air Force chaplain, helping others find hope, peace, and faith in the God,” said Glover. (Goodfellow report by SrA. Anne Gathua)