Medal of Honor heroes meet diocesan students

Dan McWilliams Catholic Church, News, Schools

By Dan McWilliams Students from Catholic elementary schools and Knoxville Catholic High School heard stories of courage, honor, and sacrifice as Medal of Honor recipients, in town for a national convention, spent time with them Sept. 12. All of the speakers arrived by helicopter, including retired Army Staff Sgt. Leroy A. Petry and Army Specialist Ty M. Carter, who were …

Father Kapaun to receive Medal of Honor posthumously

Editor Catholic Church, News

WICHITA, Kan. (Catholic News Agency/EWTN News)—Servant of God Father Emil Kapaun will be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on April 11, prompting excitement from those who know of the U.S. Army chaplain’s heroic service in prison camps during the Korean War. “Like everybody else, I think it’s great news we’ve been waiting for some time,” said Father John Hotze, …