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by William L. Maher

Author: William L. Maher
Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
Language: English
Publisher: Burd Street Press (August 1, 2002)
Pages: 199 pages
Category: Biographies
Rating: 4.8
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William Maher has given us a well-written biography of Fr. Emil Kapaun. Mr. Maher gives us a clearer insight into the life, service and sufferings of Father Kapaun and show exactly why his cause is up for canonization in the Catholic church.

William Maher has given us a well-written biography of Fr. Chaplain Kapaun was born in Kansas, grew up on a farm, and became a diocesan priest. He served as a chaplain in WWII and in Korea. In Korea he was taken as a prisoner of war and died from lack of medical treatment. Parts of this book are difficult to read because of the inhumane way the communist treated POW's, but for all the good men who endured this treatment, we need to read the story.

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A Shepherd in Combat Boots : Chaplain Emil Kapaun of the 1st Cavalry Division. However, he refused to leave his wounded comrades and became a POW. His decision marked a turning point in the inspiring life of this young priest.

Try to escape, the American soldiers warned Catholic Chaplain Emil Kapaun.

A shepherd in combat boots : Chaplain Emil Kapaun of the 1st Cavalry Division, by William L. Maher. Author: Maher, William . 1928-. Publisher: Burd Street Press. Kapaun’s faith and courage on the battlefield and in prison set an example for hundreds of young American captives. When they were starving, he stole food for them. If the men needed encouragement, he defied prison rules and prayed with them.

A Shepherd in Combat Boots. 1st Cavalry Stetson in honor of Chaplain Emil Kapaun. He was US Army Chaplain Emil Kapaun. That honor fell to the 1st Cavalry Division, who led the attack into Pyongyang October 17-19. 1 November 2018 at 14:25. This war should not be forgotten. To be donated to the Father Kapaun Guild soon for display in Kansas. During his internment, Kapaun continued to inspire and serve his fellow POWs, always putting them first, even at the cost of his own health and safety.

Another cavalryman, Lieutenant William A. McClain, who became a POW with Father Kapaun, told of the . McClain, who became a POW with Father Kapaun, told of the chaplain’s bravery during battle: He seemed to appear from nowhere during a combat operation and stay long enough to perform his duties and then disappear. He was never bothered by enemy mortar and small arms fire coming into the vicinity of where he was helping others. He would conduct religious services whenever possible. I could not put the book, A Shepherd in Combat Boots, down until I finished it. The same holds true with even more earnestness for Roy Wenzl’s eight part series for the Wichita Eagle, The Miracle of Father Kapaun.

Emil Joseph Kapaun (April 20, 1916 – May 23, 1951) was a Roman Catholic priest and United States Army captain who served as a United States Army chaplain during World War II and the Korean War. Kapaun was a chaplain in the Burma Theater of World War. Kapaun was a chaplain in the Burma Theater of World War II, then served again as a chaplain with the . Army in Korea, where he was captured. He died in a prisoner of war camp. In 1993, Pope John Paul II declared him a Servant of God, the first stage on the path to canonization.

This book contains the personal journey and incredible struggles of a combat tested Air Force Chief Master Sergeant. The reader will feel the stress of being under attack, know the agony of seeing brothers in arms being wounded and patched up, and most importantly, feel the pain a leader carries with them when troops are killed in action. 2017 CSAF Leadership Book Selection.

A well-documented biography of an extraordinary person, Emil Kapun, who was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Medal of Honor, and named "Servant of God" by the Vatican.Try to escape, the American soldiers warned Catholic Chaplain Emil Kapaun. However, he refused to leave his wounded comrades and became a POW. His decision marked a turning point in the inspiring life of this young priest.Kapaun's faith and courage on the battlefield and in prison set an example for hundreds of young American captives. When they were starving, he stole food for them. If the men needed encouragement, he defied prison rules and prayed with them. When the communist guards mocked his faith in God, the chaplain publicly defended his beliefs.When Kapaun became sick, the communist denied him medicine and watched him die in their vermin-infested "hospital." However, they could not extinguish the memories of how he served other prisoners.