Father Emil Kapaun, a Kansas farm boy, was hardworking and courageous. While an Army chaplain during the Korean War, the popular priest ministered to his "boys," even under fire. When he was captured and taken to a North Korean prison camp, Kapaun shared his food, cared for the wounded, and led secret prayer services. He died from mistreatment in 1951. In 2013, Father Kapaun was awarded the Medal of Honor.
Patronage: Chaplains, Kansas, Soldiers