Angels of Mercy About 20 chaplains became POWs with the fall of Bataan and Corregidor, and some of them went on the Death March. Awarded a Silver Star for his bravery in Bataan before the surrender, Chaplain Robert Preston Taylor also served his fellow man on the Death March. He was beaten and tortured during the March for constantly rendering assistance to others. Taylor later became the USAF Chief of Chaplains from 1962-1966 and is pictured in the museum's exhibit while serving in that capacity. Click here to return to the Bataan Death March Overview.