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Pilsen in Marion County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Chaplain (Father) Emil J. Kapaun

In Memory Of

 
 
Chaplain (Father) Emil J. Kapaun Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., April 28, 2012
1. Chaplain (Father) Emil J. Kapaun Marker
Inscription.
Outstanding Hero of the
Korean Conflict

Born April 20, 1916,
Pilsen, Kansas

Died May 6, 1951
Buried in Communist Prison Camp,
North Korea

"He was all man and all priest."
(Testimony of his fellow prisoners)

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 38° 28.251′ N, 97° 2.187′ W. Marker is in Pilsen, Kansas, in Marion County. Marker is on 275th Street east of Remington Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Memorial cross is in St. John Nepomucene Catholic Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Marion KS 66861, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chaplain (Captain) Emil J. Kapaun (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wilbert Henry Otte (approx. 4.3 miles away); Civil War and Woman's Relief Corps Memorial (approx. 8.3 miles away); Old Santa Fe Trail (approx. 8.3 miles away); Elgin House (approx. 8.5 miles away); Hill School Bell (approx. 8.5 miles away); Marion County Lake (approx. 10.6 miles away); C.C.C. Worker (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Chaplain (Father) Emil J. Kapaun. Father Kapaun was posthumously presented the Medal of Honor by President Obama on April 11, 2013.
Chaplain (Father) Emil J. Kapaun Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., April 28, 2012
2. Chaplain (Father) Emil J. Kapaun Memorial

 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Father Emil J. Kapaun. (Submitted on April 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun, Medal of Honor. (Submitted on April 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. Presidential Remarks at Medal of Honor Presentation for Chaplain Kapaun, April 11, 2013. (Submitted on April 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Patriots & PatriotismWar, Korean
 
St. John Nepomucene Catholic Parish Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., April 28, 2012
3. St. John Nepomucene Catholic Parish
Where Father Kapaun celebrated his first Mass as a Catholic priest
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 278 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.
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