Legislation introduced to award Medal of Honor to Father Kapaun

| |Thursday, Apr. 11, 2013

Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran introduced a bill today to award Father Emil Kapaun, a Kansas war hero, the Medal of Honor for acts of valor in the Korean War.

White House: Father Kapaun to get Medal of Honor on April 11

| |Thursday, Apr. 11, 2013

Father Emil Kapaun will be awarded the Medal of Honor on April 11, the White House announced Monday. The news release said “Chaplain Kapaun will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his extraordinary heroism while serving with the 3d Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division during combat operations against an armed enemy at Unsan, Korea and as a prisoner of war…”

President Obama presents Medal of Honor to Kapaun family

| |Thursday, Apr. 11, 2013

President Obama presented the Medal of Honor to relatives of Father Emil Kapaun on Thursday, calling the priest from Pilsen, Kan., “an American soldier who didn’t fire a gun, but who wielded the mightiest weapon of all … a love for his brothers so pure that he was willing to die so they might live.”

Kitsap County, Wash., sheriff’s deputy Krista McDonald honored with medal of valor

| |Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013

Krista McDonald knows all too well that carrying out the duties of a deputy sheriff can place her in the line of fire.

California highway patrol officers honored at the White House

| |Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013

Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday presented two California Highway Patrol officers the nation’s highest civilian valor award for their heroism in a deadly 2010 Fresno County shootout.

Obama honors North Carolina man who helps disabled veterans

| |Friday, Feb. 15, 2013

Michael Dorman of Fuquay-Varina, N.C., greeted President Barack Obama with a hearty swing of a handshake Friday at the White House as he received a Presidential Citizens Medal for his volunteer group’s work to renovate houses for disabled veterans.