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 been a business reporter, covered presidential campaigns and written about civil rights and race. More recently, she has covered the first lady's office, politics and culture.
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