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Candidate for sainthood is also a candidate for medal of honor

posted by jmcgee

And he could become one of just a handful of chaplains to win the medal:  

A Kansas priest already under consideration for sainthood has won the endorsement of the Army’s top civilian leader to receive the Medal of Honor.

The Rev. Emil Kapaun was a captain and chaplain in the Army in Korea and taken prisoner in 1950 when the Chinese captured his unit. Kapaun continued to serve the men’s needs, risking his life to provide them with food and water amid squalid conditions.

Kapaun, a Roman Catholic, died in a prison camp in 1951.

In one of his final acts as Army secretary, Pete Geren, wrote Rep. Todd Tiahrt, of Goddard, Kansas, saying he agreed Kapaun was worthy of the honor. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has also endorsed Kapaun’s honor.
 
Seven chaplains have received the Medal of Honor.

You can find out more about his life at this website.



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Daphne Griffith

posted July 24, 2013 at 11:52 pm


Top of the morning to you,

This wowed me. Even for a top international site. Keep the good times rolling, bud. Venting the fusspot in me; Consider more movie stuff. We all love them vids. Then, the headline could tie in the content closer. But Amazeballs post. ;)

May sunshine visit you, all your days



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