Defense Officials Participate in Ceremony to Induct Korean War Army Chaplain Into Hall of Heroes

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, gives the coin of Army Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun, a Medal of Honor recipient, to Lee and Ray Kapaun before a ceremony to induct the chaplain into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, April 12, 2013. The senior Kapaun died while saving countless fellow service members even as his own life was about to end in a prisoner of war camp during the Korean War. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks at a ceremony to induct Medal of Honor recipient Army Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, April 12, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks at a ceremony to induct Medal of Honor recipient Army Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, April 12, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks at a ceremony to induct Medal of Honor recipient Army Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, April 12, 2013.  DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno speaks at a ceremony to induct Army Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, April 12, 2013.   DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno speaks at a ceremony to induct Army Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, April 12, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Army Secretary John M. McHugh speaks at a ceremony to induct Medal of Honor recipient Army Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun in to the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, April 12, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Ray Kapaun speaks at a ceremony to induct his uncle, Medal of Honor recipient Army Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun, in to the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, April 12, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Former prisoners of the Korean War wipe away tears as Ray Kapaun speaks during a ceremony to induct his uncle, Medal of Honor recipient Army Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun, into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, April 12, 2013. Ray Kapaun accepted the medal on behalf of his uncle, who died while saving countless fellow service members even as his own life was about to end in a prisoner of war camp during the Korean War. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, far left, Army Secretary John M. McHugh, second from left, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, far right, watch as Ray Kapaun and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno unveil a new plate during the ceremony to induct Medal of Honor recipient Army Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun in to the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, April 12, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Family and friends of the late Army Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun, a Medal of Honor recipient, shed tears during his induction into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, April 12, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel presents the Medal of Honor flag to Ray Kapaun, the nephew of Army Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun, during a ceremony to induct the senior Kapaun into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, April 12, 2013. Kapaun accepted the flag on behalf of his uncle, who posthumously was awarded the medal at the White House, April 11.  DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, far left, applauds during a ceremony to induct Medal of Honor recipient Army Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, April 12, 2013. Ray Kapaun, the chaplain's nephew, represented his uncle, who served in the Korean War, during the ceremony. Army Secretary John M. McHugh, second from left, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, second from right, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, far right, participated in the ceremony. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel hugs Ray Kapaun after a ceremony to induct Kapaun's uncle, Medal of Honor recipient Army Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun, in to the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, April 12, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo