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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Posthumous honor for chaplain

Korean War chaplain Father Emil Kapaun, whose canonization cause has been opened, could receive the Medal of Honor for his bravery and dedication to his men. Outgoing Secretary of the Army Pete Geren has recommended the military’s highest decoration.

According to Stars & Stripes newspaper:

"Father Kapaun was captured by the Chinese in the fall of 1950, when Communist forces overran the 1st Cavalry Division in northern Korea near the Chinese border. American commanders had ordered their forces to retreat, but Kapaun, a Catholic priest with the 3rd Battalion, refused and stayed to care for the men who couldn’t flee."

Click HERE to read more about the courageous chaplain and his canonization cause.

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