During the Korean War, US Army Chaplain Fr. Emil Kapaun died in a prisoner-of-war camp after valiantly ministering to his men and saving many lives. For decades, his remains were believed to be lost, until half a century later, one of the men who buried him happened upon Father’s story in Columbia magazine. This incredible moment of providence would help solve a decades-old mystery and bring a hero home.
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Father Emil Kapaun Timeline:
How a Columbia article contributed to the discovery of Servant of God and Medal of Honor recipient Father Emil Kapaun’s remains.
The following text is abridged from an article by 1st Lt. Ray “Mike” Dowe, as told to Harold H. Martin, that originally appeared in the Jan. 16, 1954, issue of The Saturday Evening Post.
Growing devotion to Father Emil Kapaun draws hundreds of pilgrims to follow his path of holiness.
A prayer for the Canonization of Father Emil J. Kapaun, Army Chaplain and Medal of Honor Recipient
This article from the March 2003 issue of Columbia sparked the events that lead to the eventual recovery of Father Kapaun’s remains.
The Knights of Columbus has released The Magazine and the Miracle: Finding Father Kapaun, a short documentary film highlighting Servant of God, U.S. Army Chaplain and Medal of Honor recipient Father Emil Kapaun.
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