If Brother Andé Marie’s posting on Father Emil Kapaun interested you, you may care to learn something about another American Catholic military chaplain that received the Medal of Honor. He is the Bavarian-born Benedictine from Saint Vincent’s Archabbey in Latrobe, PA: Father Emmeran Bliemel, O.S.B. (“Father Emery,” as his men fondly called him.) He was the first American Catholic Chaplain to die on the battlefield.
What also makes him notable is that he received the
If you can’t believe The Philosopher … ahem! … you can take it from the Catholic Caveman. (And if you can’t believe a caveman, who can you believe?)