Wichita, Kansas 2021-09-24 17:09:37 –
Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) — The Chaplain Service at Robert J. Doll VA Medical Center will offer a welcome home service on Thursday, September 30th to honor Father Emile Kapaun. Service is at 10am Wichita’s First Presbyterian Church, 525N. It starts on Broadway.
Kapaun was a US military minister in both World War II and the Korean War. He died in a prisoner-of-war camp in South Korea, and after his death he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions of courage and courage beyond his mission. His body was recently identified as part of the Defense POW / MIA Accounting Office project and returned to Kansas.
The theme of the service is Home-Faith-Service. The Chaplain Service states that it welcomes all veterans deployed during the war, not just Kapaun. This service also celebrates Kapaun’s life and the faith that was the source of his service, as well as providing an opportunity for participants to learn how to extend Kapaun’s service within their reach.
“The main purpose of this service is to allow the welcome home provided to Chaplain Kapoun to include all veterans returning from the war,” said Chaplain David, a staff chaplain at Doll VA. Fulton says. “But it also aims to move participants to act for their community and country.”
The seats are already full Funeral and internment of Kapaun on September 29, VA’s service provides another opportunity for veterans and the community to remember and honor him.
For more information, please contact Doll VA Chaplain Service (316-685-2221, ext.). 53430.
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