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Korean War Padre's Remains Found

Discussion in 'Military History' started by GRW, Apr 6, 2021.

  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

    Oct 26, 2003
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    Stirling, Scotland
    "The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) of the US Defense Department announced that they have identified the remains of Father Emil Kapaun.
    The Kansas native was a Catholic priest who died in a prisoner of war camp during the Korean War. He served as a chaplain in both World War II and the Korean War. He was captured in 1950 and continued ministering to American POWs in the camp before he died on May 23, 1951.
    Senator Jerry Moran made the announcement. He noted that he had introduced legislation to award the Presidential Medal of Honor to Father Kapaun. He was posthumously presented with the award in 2013.
    Pope John Paul II named Father Kapaun a Servant of God in 1993. This is the first step towards becoming recognized as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church.
    Father Kapaun had attained the rank of Captain in the 8th Cavalry Regiment before his death."

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