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Medal of Honor winner's hometown proud, planning

Published on -4/8/2013, 10:44 AM

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PILSEN, Kan. (AP) -- A small Kansas town is preparing for the spotlight after a native son is awarded the Medal of Honor this week.

President Barack Obama will present the nation's highest military honor for valor this week to the family of the Rev. Emil Kapaun (Kah-PAHWN), who was credited with saving hundreds of lives while serving a chaplain in the Korean War.

Kapaun's family says they plan to give the medal to Pilsen, a town of about 40 people an hour northeast of Wichita.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/12Ag1Na ) that Pilsen residents are discussing how to keep the medal secure, and how to handle visitors who want to know more about Kapaun's story. The town already has a mini-museum honoring the priest, but residents say they know more will be needed.

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