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Dal "Daily Report" dell'AFA di questa mattina ....

 

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Medal of Honor for Korean War Chaplain ....

 

President Obama next month will award the late Capt. Emil J. Kapaun, a Roman Catholic priest who served as an Army chaplain during the Korean War, a posthumous Medal of Honor, announced the White House on Monday.

Kapaun's nephew, Ray Kapaun, and family will join President Obama at the White House for the April 11 ceremony, according to the White House's release.

Obama will recognize Chaplain Kapaun for his conspicuous gallantry while serving with the 1st Cavalry Division's 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, during combat operations in Unsan, Korea, from Nov. 1-2, 1950.

When Chinese forces attacked his unit, Kapaun walked through withering enemy fire to provide comfort and medical aid to his comrades, states the release.

He elected to stay behind with the wounded when the able-bodied men were ordered to evacuate.

As enemy forces approached, Kapaun noticed an injured Chinese officer amongst the wounded and convinced him to negotiate the safe surrender of the American forces.

Shortly after his capture, Kapaun pushed aside an enemy soldier preparing to execute a comrade, thus saving a life, states the release.

Kapaun died in captivity on May 23, 1951, states the Pentagon's March 11 release.

 

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Altre fonti ....

 

http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/kapaun

 

http://www.army.mil/article/98274/Army_chaplain_to_be_awarded_Medal_of_Honor/

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emil_Kapaun

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La cerimonia della consegna si è tenuta ieri alla Casa Bianca ....

 

Dal "Daily Report" dell'AFA di questa mattina .... bhf5g7_th.jpg

 

Korean War Chaplain Awarded Posthumous Medal of Honor ....

 

Link .... http://www.airforcemag.com/DRArchive/Pages/2013/April%202013/April%2012%202013/Korean-War-Chaplain-Awarded-Posthumous-Medal-of-Honor.aspx

 

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President Barack Obama holds Chaplain (Captain) Emil Kapaun's Easter stole in the Oval Office during a greet with Kapaun's family in the Oval Office, April 11, 2013.

The President and First Lady Michelle Obama met with members of Chaplain Kapaun's family before awarding him the Medal of Honor posthumously during a ceremony in the East Room.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

 

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The medal ceremony was the capstone of a six-decade effort that had been confounded by Kapaun's unusual brand of heroism. http://www.rctophobby.com/rc-airplanes/shop-by-brand/dynam-rc-airplanes.html, His comrades advocating for the honor were successful only after they shifted strategy away from their most vivid recollections of their beloved leader.

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The medal ceremony was the capstone of a six-decade effort that had been confounded by Kapaun's unusual brand of heroism. http://www.rctophobby.com/rc-airplanes/shop-by-brand/dynam-rc-airplanes.html, His comrades advocating for the honor were successful only after they shifted strategy away from their most vivid recollections of their beloved leader.

 

Non comprendo il senso né lo scopo di tale messaggio .... che contiene, fra l'altro, il link ad una pagina di pubblicità .... :thumbdown:

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