Korean War chaplain is recommended for Congressional Medal of Honor
April 17, 2012
Father Emil Kapaun, a Catholic military chaplain who died in the Korean War, is being considered for a posthumous Medal of Honor.
Father Kapaun was cited by comrades for his spectacular dedication, bravery, and self-sacrifice. Captured by North Korean troops when he refused to leave an embattled unit, he served his fellow captives until he died of starvation and neglect in a prison camp.
The Vatican has also opened an investigation into Father Kapaun’s life, looking toward the possibility of his beatification.
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