Religion: Chaplains Courageous

Two years ago this month, the 8th Regiment of the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division was pressed inside a tiny perimeter on the Korean front by steady Communist attacks. The Reds pierced the lines and cut off the command post and the regiment's medical station. While the colonel organized his headquarters troops for a breakout, Chaplain Emil J. Kapaun kept up the spirits of the wounded and helped prevent panic among those left to fight. At dusk the survivors fought their way back to the U.N. lines. Kapaun stayed behind, doctoring the wounded who could not be moved, and praying with...

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