Father Kapaun

December 9, 2009

Father Emil Kapaun: As hundreds die, Kapaun rallies the POWs

By February 1951 the Allied prisoners at Pyoktong, North Korea, were dying so fast on ground frozen so solid that unburied bodies lay in stacks three to four feet high, 30 to 40 yards long. Men hoarded food or stole it from the weak, and left sick men to die in their own defecation.

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