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Korean War Chaplain May Receive Medal of Honor

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by KenH, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    Beloved Chaplain Recommended for MOH

    October 15, 2009
    Stars and Stripes|by Jennifer H. Svan

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun has received many military honors since he died a prisoner of war in Korea more than 58 years ago.

    There was the Bronze Star Medal with "V" device, the Legion of Merit and the Distinguished Service Cross.

    In 1955, the Army named Kapaun Barracks -- now Kapaun Air Station -- in Kaiserslautern after him.

    But Korean War veterans who told stories of a calm and courageous foot soldier who stole food for others from his captors and tended to the wounded thought he was due one more accolade: the Medal of Honor.

    After years of campaigning, they might just get their wish.

    - rest at www.military.com/news/article/beloved-chaplain-recommended-for-moh.html?col=1186032310810