Obama awards Emil Kapaun a Medal of Honor

Father Emil Kapaun, who served in the Korean War, inspired and cared for other soldiers amid the cold darkness of North Korea’s POW compound. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama in a White House ceremony Wednesday. Read more about Kapaun and the ceremony at Post Politics.

Krissah Thompson began writing for The Washington Post in 2001. She has covered local businesses, traveled to El Salvador and Guatemala to tell stories of immigrants’ connections to their home countries and reported from the newsroom’s Prince George’s County bureau. More recently, she has written about civil rights, race and politics.
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