Pilsen in Marion County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Chaplain (Captain) Emil J. Kapaun
1st Cavalry United States Army
Born Pilsen, Kansas
June 9, 1940
November 2, 1950
Captured by Chinese Communists
May 23, 1951
Died P.O.W. Pyoklong, Korea
"Nurtured by the soil of Kansas
He consecrated the soul of Korea"
Erected by Father Kapaun K. of C. Council 3423, Catholic Workmen Branch #110, Robert J. Navrat, St. Anne Altar Society, Holy Family C.Y.O. and Parishioners, John C. Reznicek Memorial Fund, and Pilsen-Tampa C.C.D.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • War, Korean. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
Location. 38° 28.234′ N, 97° 2.373′ W. Marker is in Pilsen, Kansas, in Marion County. Memorial is on Remington Road south of 275th Street, on the left when traveling south. Memorial is at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Parish. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marion KS 66861, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chaplain (Father) Emil J. KapaunWilbert Henry Otte (approx. 4˝ miles away); Old Santa Fe Trail (approx. 8.2 miles away); Civil War and Woman's Relief Corps Memorial (approx. 8.3 miles away); Elgin House (approx. 8˝ miles away); Hill School Bell (approx. 8˝ miles away); Marion County Lake (approx. 10.6 miles away); C.C.C. Worker (approx. 10.7 miles away).
More about this marker. Father Kapaun celebrated his first Mass at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Parish in Pilsen.
Regarding Chaplain (Captain) Emil J. Kapaun. Father Kapaun was posthumously presented the Medal of Honor by President Obama on April 11, 2013, the day this entry was posted.
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Also see . . .
1. Father Emil J. Kapaun. (Submitted on April 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun, Medal of Honor. (Submitted on April 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. President's Remarks at Presentation of Medal of Honor for Chaplain Emil J. Kapaun, April 11, 2013. (Submitted on April 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 519 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.