Father Kapaun’s Remains Identified

 

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has identified the remains of Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun, a Medal of Honor recipient who died as a prisoner of war in Korea.

Kapaun was identified on Mar. 2, the DPAA announced Friday. His remains were among the 867 buried as “Unknowns” at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii, according to a DPAA news release.

Also known as the “Punchbowl,” the NMCP is the final resting place of many servicemembers’ unidentified remains. The Korean War Disinterment Project, initiated in 2018, is a seven-phase plan to disinter and identify all of the Korean war remains in the Punchbowl.

“After 70 years Chaplain (Capt.) Kapaun has been accounted for. His heroism and resilient spirit epitomized our Army values of personal courage and selfless service,” said acting Secretary of the Army John E. Whitley.

Go here to read the rest.  Go here to read about Father Kapaun, a man who makes me proud to be a Catholic and an American.  Men like Father Kapaun are torches God in His mercy sends us to light our way in a frequently dark world.

 

Published in: on March 18, 2021 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on Father Kapaun’s Remains Identified  
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