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Final part of a multi-week serialization

Msgr. Arthur Tonne, a prolific author, came to St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Pilsen to write this 1954 biography of Father Emil Kapaun, who recently was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and is under consideration for sainthood.

Excerpts from “The Story of Chaplain Kapaun: Patriot Priest of the Korean Conflict,” have been reprinted here over the past several months with permission of Didde Publishing Co.

To help insure that Kapaun artifacts are able to remain in Pilsen, this newspaper has helped establish the Chaplain Kapaun Legacy Fund to pay for needed improvements to the church rectory with a vision of establishing a dedicated museum and visitor center there.

Donations may be made at Tampa State Bank’s locations in Marion and Tampa.

Copies of the book may be purchased for $22 (paperback) or $32 (hardback) by writing to Tonne Books, 205 E. 6th Ave., Emporia, KS 66801, calling (620) 342-7505, or emailing

Last modified Aug. 7, 2013