Soldier priest awarded Medal of Honor

Published: Apr 15 2013 03:19:11 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 11 2013 02:43:35 PM EDT

Capt. Emil Kapaun, a Roman Catholic chaplain, was awarded the Medal of Honor on Thursday, 60 years after his death while a North Korean prisoner.

Emil Kapaun 1
1 / 8
David Vergun/U.S.Army

Emil Kapaun uses bike to navigate the Korean battlefield after his Jeep was destroyed by a landmine.

Advertisement

Most Viewed on WFMZ.com

Advertisement
 

Slideshow Of The Day

  • harvey feinstein

    Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions

    Twitter reacts to Indiana "religious freedoms" bill

    Notable names on Twitter -- including celebrities, athletes and politicians -- are pushing back against an Indiana law that allows businesses to refuse service gay people on religious grounds. Click on to see who's making social media waves.

On this Day

  • American soldiers leaving Vietnam, 1973, Vietnam War

    U.S. Marine Corps

    On this day: March 29

    Coca-Cola is brewed for the first time, Elvis Presley begins boot camp, the last U.S. soldiers leave Vietnam, Henry Fonda wins his first and only Oscar, and the Tennessee Lady Vols complete an unbeaten season, all on this day.