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Medal of Honor for Father Kapuan to be awarded April 11

March 11, 2013

Father Emil Kapaun, a US Army chaplain who died in a prison camp during the Korean War, will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on April 11.

The White House has formally confirmed the news that leaked in February: that Father Kapuan will receive the highest honor for bravery in the US military.

Father Kapuan is also a candidate for beatification. The Diocese of Wichita, Kansas, completed a local investigation into his case in 2011, and forwarded the dossier to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints.


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  • Posted by: John J Plick - Mar. 11, 2013 6:46 PM ET USA

    Another prayer answered. God seems to be confirming that "the holy life" cuts through politics. Something I always believed.