For those of you who have yet to read the story of this priest who won the Medal of Honor, here it is. A truly inspiring story.
By Larry Shaughnessy, CNN Pentagon Producer
Washington (CNN)–Capt. Emil Kapaun served in the U.S. Army in World War II and Korea, but he didn’t carry a rifle and never fired a shot. His weapons were a Bible and his faith.
He was also Father Kapaun, a Roman Catholic chaplain who received the Medal of Honor on Thursday, 60 years after his death while a North Korean prisoner. The medal is the highest award for valor in the U.S. military.
President Barack Obama, in a White House ceremony, recounted Kapaun’s efforts, at risk of his own life, to help wounded and captured troops.
“This is an amazing story,” said Obama. “Father Kapaun has been called a shepherd in combat boots. His fellow soldiers who felt his grace and his mercy called him a saint, a blessing from God.”
View original post 806 more words