Tribute to Chaplain Emil J. Kapaun


Chaplain Emil J. Kapaun

Emil Joseph Kapaun (April 20, 1916 – May 23, 1951) was a Roman Catholic priest and United States Army chaplain who died as a prisoner of war in the Korean War. In 1993, Pope John Paul II declared him a Servant of God, the first stage on the path to Catholic sainthood. On April 11, 2013, President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor posthumously to Captain Chaplain Kapaun for his actions on November 1–2, 1950 in North Korea. He is the ninth American military chaplain Medal of Honor recipient.
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