Army Chaplain gets Medal of Honor 62 years after death

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The Medal At Last
In this undated photo provided by the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, Father Emil Kapaun holds out a broken pipe. The plain-spoken, pipe-smoking chaplain is receiving the Medal of Honor posthumously for his “extraordinary heroism” while serving as an Army chaplain during the Korean War. He died in captivity in 1951 _ about six months after being taken prisoner. His fellow POWs lobbied for decades to have him receive the prestigious military honor and some of them will be at the White House to see his relatives accept the medal on his behalf on April 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Courtesy Catholic Diocese of Wichita)