WICHITA, Kan. — A former Kansas congressman, Todd Tiahrt, has indicated that Servant of God Father Emil Kapaun will be awarded the Medal of Honor later this year, prompting excitement from those who know of the U.S. Army chaplain’s heroic service in prison camps during the Korean War.
"Like everybody else, I think it’s great news; we’ve been waiting for some time,” said Father John Hotze, a priest from the Diocese of Wichita, Kan., who heads the Father Kapaun Guild.
“We’re thrilled he’s finally going to be awarded the Medal of Honor. I think most people would agree he’s been deserving that for some time,” said Father Hotze.
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