April 25, 2012. (Romereports.com)
From the wheat fields of Kansas to a prisoner of war during the Korean Conflict in 1951
, this is the story of military chaplain Father Emil Kapaun
He is currently being considered to receive the Medal of Honor
as well as a being candidate for sainthood by the Catholic Church.
He is the subject of a documentary called “The Miracle of Father Kapaun”
. It follows the life of this Catholic martyr, with interviews from many of the men who served alongside the chaplain in the war. They tell how he refused to leave injured soldiers which led to his capture and eventual death in a prison camp.Through many personal letters written to his family
, one is given an idea of what it was like to serve as a clergyman on the battlefield. In the last letter he is believed to ever have written he notes that “we do have a few laughs in spite of the evils of war”
. The Vatican is now looking at possibly beatifying Kapaun
, while the Pentagon may award him the country's highest military honor: the medal of honor.