Chaplain to posthumously receive Medal of Honor

POSTED: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 1:18pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 9:09pm

A former soldier with the 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division will be posthumously awarded the Congressional Medla of Honor next month.

Captain Emil Joseph Kapaun served as a chaplain during the Korean War.

At dusk on November 2nd, 1950, Korean forces broke American lines and began attacking troops.

Rather than escape, Father Kapaun stayed to comfort wounded and send prayers ro those mortally injured.

Korean forces took him as a prisoner of war.

While in Korean captivity, Kapaun secretly freed men during the night.

He died from a blood clot on May, 23, 1951.

His medal ceremony will be held on April 11.

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