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On April 11, Chaplain (Captain) Emil J. Kapaun will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his extraordinary heroism while serving with the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division during combat operations against an armed enemy at Unsan, Korea and as a prisoner of war from November 1-2, 1950. 

NILES, Mich. (AP) — It was 1953 and then-Pvt. Bob Rodgers had just arrived at Fort Campbell, Ky., for basic training when he sat down to write a letter to his wife after the post's power went out.

Sixty years later, that letter finally turned up, when the U.S. Postal Service gave it back to Rodgers, who's now living in southwestern Michigan.


  • Dramatic battle took place at freezing Chosin Reservoir over 17 days in 1950
  • United Nations troops were surrounded by large number of Chinese soldiers
  • China sustained heavy losses as troops succumbed to firepower and cold
  • Efforts to translate the battle to the big screen have largely failed

By Andrew Salmon, for CNN, March 13, 2013

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Korean War veteran, Gerald Bowman, 82, with only a year to live is granted a dying wish to walk the deck of the ship he served on one last time.