Oct 20, 2021 10:48 PM

Congressman Mann speaks on floor about honoring Emil Kapaun

Posted Oct 20, 2021 10:48 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. β€” First District Congressman Tracey Mann spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to honor the memory of Fr. Emil Kapaun and ask his colleagues to support his bill to designate the post office in Herrington, Kansas, as the "Captain Emil J. Kapaun Post Office Building."

"Father Emil Kapaun was a man of God who served Jesus and his country honorably," Rep. Mann said. "The young farm boy became a priest at 24 years old and later a U.S. Military chaplain,” Mann said. β€œHe received a Bronze Star and a Medal of Honor for his valor during the Korean War, where he saved the lives of his comrades with complete disregard for his own safety. Father Kapaun truly lived the life of a servant leader. I look forward to this bill's swift passage in the U.S. Senate to commemorate the life of a great Kansan and American hero."

H.R. 2044 passed in the U.S. House of Representatives today and will be sent to the U.S. Senate for final passage.

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