Medal of Honor for US Army chaplain Father Kapaun

An Army chaplain who saved the lives of fellow US soldiers before perishing in a North Korean prison camp has been awarded a posthumous US Medal of Honor.

On Thursday, President Obama presented the highest US military decoration to the nephew of Emil Kapaun, a Catholic priest who died in the Korean War.

Kapaun, an Army captain, was renowned for his bravery and caring.

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2 comments on “Medal of Honor for US Army chaplain Father Kapaun

  1. Already Gone says:

    I was so moved watching the ceremony at work, I watched it again tonight on CSPAN. An amazing man.

  2. Bill Matz says:

    What a marvelous witness. “Greater love hath no man…” Well done to all involved for this overdue recognition.