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16 April 2013

The Story of Father Emil Kapaun, Servant of God and Hero

From the Washington Post, a few days ago.  And much needed:


Courtesy of the Washington Post
They are all in their 80s now — these former POWs during the Korean War. 
One recalls in rapid-fire bursts how Father Emil Kapaun sneaked out of the barracks at night, risking his life to bring back morsels of food for his fellow prisoners.
Another remembers seeing the young American priest use a rock and a piece of metal to form a pan and then collect water to wash the hands and faces of the wounded. 
A third chokes up when he tells of being injured and having an enemy soldier standing over him, rifle pointed; Kapaun walked up, pushed aside the muzzle and carried off the wounded man. 

Read the rest here.



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