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Navy Korean War Veteran Gerald Canaan arrived at the same POW camp where Chaplain (CPT) Emil Kapaun was sent. Though he arrived after the chaplain's passing, Canaan immediately heard of CH Kapaun's inspiring acts. Canaan's wife Ruth attended the 12 April 2013 Medal of Honor ceremony at the Pentagon and shared her husband's story.


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This work, Korean War POW Wife Ruth Canaan, by LTC David Deppmeier, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.19.2013

Date Posted:04.22.2013 11:19AM

Category:Interviews

Video ID:287410

VIRIN:130419-A-JT606-001

Filename:DOD_100791382

Length:00:04:46

Location:US

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