With over 60 years passing since his death, Fr. Emil Kapaun has been awarded the Medal of Honor for his brave and heroic service to our nation during the Korean War.  Fr. Kapaun, an Army Chaplain, was awarded the posthumous honor on April 11, 2013.

The Archdiocese of Washington District has honored Fr. Kapaun and many of his fellow Catholic Chaplains with a section of its website dedicated to telling their stories of heroism and their Catholic patriotism.