Fr. Emil Kapaun, Medal of Honor Recipient

President Obama recently gave the Medal of Honor to Capt. Fr. Emil Kapaun 60 years after his death in a North Korean POW camp. Fr. Kapaun was an Army chaplain and his story is absolutely remarkable. The Church has named him a “Servant of God” which starts the process of canonization, and now our country has given him its highest award for valor in the U.S. military. Some of the men who were in the POW camp with him survive and were present for the ceremony, as were his family. Of particular note, the man Fr. Kapaun saved from execution by a Chinese soldier was there also.

You can read CNN’s account of the award at:

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/04/10/soldier-priest-to-get-ultimate-medal/?hpt=hp_c3

It is worth your time to read. You can see a video of the presentation of the award at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yhCM_4sMI1M

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