Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 08 June 2010 14:44
Sixty people walked down the last hill toward St. John Nepomucene Church in Pilsen at about 12:45 p.m. Sunday as part of the Pilgrimage to Pilsen honoring Father Emil Kapaun, the most highly decorated military chaplain in U.S. history. Kapuan died as a prisoner of war in the Korean War. The volunteers walked three days and two nights, departing from Magdalen Parish in Wichita on Friday and arriving in Whitewater on Saturday. The final leg of the trip Sunday started from southern Marion County. Once in Pilsen, volunteers stopped for pictures, gathered for prayer and took time for refreshments before attending the 3 p.m. Sunday Mass.