Fr. Kapaun with his parents Bessie and Enos, date unknown.
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. Courtesy Photo
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. Asscociated Press
Fr. Kapaun in Korea in fall of 1950.
A young Fr. Kapaun in World War II
Formal portrait of Fr. Kapaun during World War II.
From left. Fr. Kapaun, Fr. Blatz, Fr. Quinn, Fr. Bowdern. A note the back reads "The 4 horesmen. We Fathers came overseas together."
Fr. Kapaun bottom row, right, World War II.
Fr. Kapaun poses for a photo with another officer in Miami. Date Unknown Courtesy Photo
From left, Fr. Flatley, Fr Kapaun and Fr. Way in Bhamo, Burma
Fr. Kapaun far right in Burma
Fr Kapaun, August 1944 on leave in Pilsen.
Fr. Kapaun (bottom right, with helmet) coverses with soldiers in Korea. Date unknown Courtesy Photo
Fr. Kapaun next to his pup tent somewhere in Korea, Aug 1950. Courtesy Photo
Fr. Kapaun conducting a field Mass on the hood of his jeep somewhere west of Taegu, Korea on August 11, 1950. Courtesy Photo
Fr. Kapaun prepares to conduct a field Mass on the hood of his jeep. August of 1950. Courtesy Photo
Father Emil Kapaun repairing his bicyle Aug 11, 1950. Col. Skeehan notes on this photo that Fr. Kapaun carried apples in his canteen cover.
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.