Father Emil Kapaun celebrating Mass with chaplain's assistant Patrick J. Schuler, using the hood of a Jeep as his altar Oct 7, 1950. Kapaun was taken prisoner just a month later and died in a North Korean POW camp in less than a year.
In this undated photo released by the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, Father Emil Kapaun, a Catholic priest and Army chaplain shows his pipe which was shot our of his mouth by a sniper during the Korean conflict. Kapaun, already under consideration for sainthood has won the endorsement of the Army's top civilian leader to receive the Medal of Honor.
One of the two iconic photographs of Father Emil Kapaun shows him and
another soldier carrying an exhausted GI off a battlefield in Korean,
early in the war. The photo shows Kapaun to the GI's left. The soldier
on the GI's right side was Capt. Jerome A. Dolan;, a medical officer
with the 8th Cavalry regiment.