When Father Emil Kapaun receives the Medal of Honor on Thursday from President Obama, he will be the seventh chaplain to earn the award, the military’s highest for valor. He will become the only chaplain from the Korean War so honored.
Since the Medal of Honor was first authorized by Congress in 1861, roughly 3,500 people have earned the award. Fewer than 100 Medal of Honor winners are still alive.
Here are the other chaplains who have been awarded the Medal of Honor:
World War II