Father Emil Kapaun shows his pipe, which was shot out of his mouth by a sniper during the Korean War. The Army Chaplain (Capt.) will be awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously, April for his efforts to help fellow soldiers during the Korean War.
From left to right: Jon Blunk, Alex Teves and Matt McQuinn were killed at a midnight movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., Friday while protecting their girlfriends from bullets. (Credit: CBS News/Personal Photos)
Emil Joseph Kapaun (April 1916 – May was a Roman Catholic priest and United States Army chaplain who died in the Korean War at a POW camp. The Roman Catholic Church has declared him a Servant of God and he is a candidate for sainthood.
Today, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to selfless Korean War chaplain Father Emil Kapaun (pictured). He died in a North Korean prisoner of war camp after staying behind to help a wounded soldier