Draggingtree Posted May 24 Share Posted May 24 U.S. Army Chaplain Father Emil Kapaun died in a Korean prisoner-of-war camp 72 years ago yesterday. In the decades after the Korean War, Father Kapaun’s courage on the battlefield and selfless service to fellow POWs became legendary, leading the U.S. military to recognize him with a Medal of Honor and the Diocese of Wichita, Kansas, to open his cause for canonization. In 2021, the chaplain’s remains were finally identified and brought home — with a little help from Columbia magazine. Father Emil Kapaun’s remains are carried into St. John Nepomucene Church in Pilsen, Kan., on Sept. 25, 2021. The casket remained in the chaplain’s home parish for two days before being placed in a tomb at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita. (Courtesy of the Diocese of Wichita) Finding Father Kapaun How a Korean War veteran’s providential encounter with an article in Columbia contributed to the identification of Father Emil Kapaun’s remains. READ MORE | WATCH HERE 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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