Many Groups Join in Effort to Award MOH to
US Army Chaplain who Died as POW in Korea


Many US organizations are joining in efforts to award the MOH to Chaplain Emil J. Kapaun, US Army, who died on May 23, 1951, a Prisoner of War in the vicinity of PYOKTONG, NORTH KOREA.  He was the Regimental Chaplain for the 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, captured during the encirclement of his Regiment in the vicinity of UNSAN, NORTH KOREA on November 2, 1950.

The United States Federation of Korea Veterans Organizations (USFKVO) passed a Resolution urging the award on April 24, 2005.

To read USFKVO Resolution please click one of the following links: