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The Korean War is often referred to as "The Forgotten War," but for the U.S. Army and one of the first units to land in North Korea, the fallen are never forgotten. Army Sgt. Elliot Valdez explains the story of the 1st Cavalry Division's Chaplain Emil J. Kapaun and why he is receiving the nation's highest military award, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Korean War. Also available in high definition.


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Date Taken:04.18.2013

Date Posted:04.18.2013 10:08PM

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Video ID:287168

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Length:00:03:33

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