Faithful priest, dedicated Soldier: Korean War chaplain to receive Medal of Honor (11 of 11)
Photo Credit: Photo courtesy Rev. John Hotze
Emil Kapaun at the age of 6 on his family's small farm in Pilsen, Kan. Kapaun's lifelong dream was to become a priest, which he did in 1940. A few years after his ordination, he felt a calling to serve as a U.S. Army chaplain, after serving in an auxiliary capacity at an Army air base near his hometown.
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