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

Father Emil J. Kapaun

Chaplain

 

— "The Shepherd in Combat Boots" —

 
Father Emil J. Kapaun Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2012
1. Father Emil J. Kapaun Marker
Inscription.  
Capt. U.S. Army
WWII • Korea

Died in Pyokotong, Korea
POW Camp 5-6-51
while shepherding his men
and giving of his own
food and clothing.

Born at Pilsen, Ks.

 
Erected 2003.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, KoreanWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
 
Location. 37° 42.271′ N, 98° 44.422′ W. Marker is in Pratt, Kansas, in Pratt County. Memorial is at the intersection of U.S. 281 and NE 40th Street, on the left when traveling north on U.S. 281. The B-29 All Veterans Memorial is located on the grounds of the Pratt Municipal Airport (former Pratt Army Air Field). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pratt KS 67124, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 40th Bomb Group VH (here, next to this marker); Training Fatalities - Pratt Army Air Field (here, next to this marker); 58th Bomb Wing (here, next to this marker); 29th Bomb Group
B-29 All Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. B-29 All Veterans Memorial
Looking east
Click or scan to see
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(here, next to this marker); 45th Bombardment Squadron (VH) Honored Dead (here, next to this marker); Pratt Army Air Field (here, next to this marker); B-29 All Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Heroic Efforts of B-26 Aircrew (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pratt.
 
Regarding Father Emil J. Kapaun. Father Kapaun was posthumously presented the Medal of Honor by President Obama on April 11, 2013.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Father Emil J. Kapaun. (Submitted on May 5, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun, Medal of Honor. (Submitted on May 5, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. President Obama's Remarks at Kapaun Posthumous Medal of Honor Ceremony. (Submitted on May 5, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 473 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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