Army Chaplain Posthumously Given Congressional Medal of Honor

Over his actions in the Korean War


President Barack Obama has posthumously awarded the United States' highest military honor to a Roman Catholic Army chaplain who sacrificed almost everything he had for his fellow prisoners of war in Korea.

Reverend Emil Kapaun died in a North Korean POW camp in 1951.

Those who survived lobbied for 60 years for him to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.