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Sept. 25, 2021
Chaplain Emil J. Kapaun: “Padre” finally returns home
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM —
In 1950, they simply knew him as “padre.” They have since referred to him as the bravest man they’ve ever known, their hope, their idol, their savior, and have even called him “God’s man.” He’s attributed to saving their lives, both literally and figuratively. He performed miracles during some of the darkest moments in history, when all hope had been lost. It may be called the “forgotten war,” but they will ensure his name is remembered by all.