MOH Ping for Chaplain Emil Kapaun!
Chaplain gets Medal of Honor 62 years after death (Outstanding story)
New: "The Miracle of Father Kapaun: Priest, Soldier and Korean War Hero"
Students Try to Banish Catholic Chaplain From Campus for Anti-Gay Stance
Archbishop Broglio Delivers Homily of Thanksgiving for Service and Dedication of Pope Benedict XVI
Father Emil Kapaun to be Awarded Medal of Honor
New auxiliary bishop for military archdiocese, Bishop-designate Robert J. Coyle
February 3rd - Four Chaplain's Day
We Have to Go Where The Suffering and Dying Are [Military Chaplains]
We See the Lord in Combat - Remembering Servant of God Father Vincent Capodanno
Lawmakers Claim Air Force Culture Becoming 'Hostile Towards Religion'
Get in Line or Resign Admiral Tells Military Chaplain
A Halo and a Medal for Emil Kapaun?
Prison Mates Promote Cause of Heroic Korean War Priest
Recognition Finally for a Warrior Priest's Heroics
ACTION ITEM ALERT! Pres. Obama, through a minion, attacks Catholic chaplains once again
Airborne Forces Priests Will Make Parachute Jumps During Their Training [Russia]
Religious Speech in the Military: Freedoms and Limitations
Soldier, Chaplain, Shepherd (Auxiliary Bishop Rick Spencer of the U.S. Archdiocese for Military)
Catholics Seek to Boost Number of Priests Serving as Chaplains
Catholic Chaplain Finds UK Troops in Afghanistan Hungering For Religion
U.S. troops in Afghanistan
Cross removed at base in Afghanistan
Mass During Wartime
The Traditional Latin Mass -- in Afghanistan
Uncle Sam attracts more (Catholic) military chaplains
Evangelical Chaplains Refuse to Marry Gay Couples on Military Bases
Over 2,000 Evangelical, Orthodox Chaplains Join Catholics in Opposing Pentagon on Same-Sex Marriage
2,000 Evangelical, Orthodox Chaplains Join Catholics in Opposing Pentagon Directive on SSM
No Same-Sex Weddings at West Point's Catholic Chapel, Says Military Archdiocese
Conflict between Pentagon and Catholic military chaplains brews over dont ask, dont tell
The (Catholic) Church's Noblest at Ground Zero
More men asking about becoming military chaplains
Catholic Caucus: Fr. Emil Kapaun: The Good Thief
Catholic Military Chaplains: America's Forgotten Heroes (Ecumenical)
Fr. Emil Kapaun Beatification Cause Heads to Rome [US Army Chaplain]
Two US Soldier Priests
Chaplain Groups Ask Military to Create Religious Liberty Protections
Australian Padre helps deployed soldiers tackle life challenges (Former SAS soldier turns chaplain)
Army says chaplain is first killed in action since 1970
Army Chaplain Dies in Afghanastan
With God in Iraq: A Day in the Life of a Military Chaplain
Soldier's Death Led Catholic Priest to Become Chaplain
Mass at National Shrine to honor Servant of God and heroic Navy chaplain
Prison chaplain remembers ("Behind the Walls with the Man Behind the Stole")
"Thanks God... and Thanks Mom" (Senate chaplain recalls his mom's amazing last day on earth)
Priest a wartime legend (Most decorated chaplain in Canadian army history dies at 106)
Catholic Navy chaplain shares story of Iraqi conversion (from 12/04/07)
I found the story very compelling. Thank you for posting it.
This is a dream come true for those that knew him. For Obama, it’s just another photo opp.
Wikipedia: Fr. Emil Joseph Kapaun
I want to raise a question for the group. I'm somewhat conflicted by the several cases in recent years under Obama in which a decoration has been upgraded to the MoH decades after the action occured. It's not whether or not it's merited..in this case I think it is...in others I don't think it was.
I don't like this effort to fine-tune history long after the fact. I don't think it's possible now to have an honest discussion on the merits of each case.
As a Vietnam era Marine officer, I'm an amateur historian of the MoH. ( I've met two recipients )I've followed the award citations of Marines who received the Navy Cross during the Gulf Wars. I can state that many of those absolutely merited the MoH..and the likely reason the recommendation was downgraded to the Navy Cross was that it wasn't a posthumous award.
Indeed, if we're going to try and "make things right," then the majority of the MoHs awarded during the Civil war should be rescinded. They were handed out like candy, mainly to staff officers who NEVER saw combat, and they demean the brave recipients of the Medal in all subsequent wars, after the military began to apply a far more rigorous criteria.
My two cents..
Thank you for posting this, jaz. What an inspiring, outstanding American. This is a well deserved honor.