Thursday’s ceremony at the White House, in which the Father Emil Kapaun was awarded the Medal of Honor, was moving and long overdue. As our Friday editorial noted, Kapaun, who died in a Chinese-run prison camp during the Korean War, responded to danger and deprivation with courage and selflessness, saving lives, sustaining hopes, and even blessing and forgiving his captors. President Obama noted that though Kapaun didn’t fire a gun, he wielded the mightiest weapon: love. Sixty-two years after his death, Kapaun remains an example of how to live and how to serve others.
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