U.S. Marine 1st Sgt. Maurice Bease honors the memory of the first African-American Medal of Honor recipient. Pfc. James.
MOH Awarded to Korean War Chaplain
Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun, known as the "Good Thief" to starving U.S. troops in a North Korean prison camp, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor Thursday by President Obama. At a White House ceremony, Obama called Father Kapaun, a Roman Catholic priest, "an American soldier who didn't fire a gun, but who wielded the mightiest weapon of all -- a love for his brothers so pure that he was willing to die so they might live." Kapan nourished the weak with bits of food he stole from the camp guards, but more importantly he nourished their souls with the power of his faith, Obama said.