Medal of Honor: The medal will be awarded posthumously to U. Army Chaplain Emil Kapaun (pictured), who served in the Korean War and died in a prisoner of war camp on May Father Emil is now Blessed Emil Kapaun, on the track to sainthood .
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Colonel Ruby Bradley was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines. After her capture, Bradley continued to work as a nurse in POW camps until She is the most-decorated woman in US military history.
Like in World War II, women nurses were set up to work in combat zones. Throughout World War II and the Korean War, many women were taken as prisoners of war and many sustained casualties from enemy fire. Here, a nurse aids a victim of the Korean War.
April 1953 - Operation Little Switch exchanges sick and wounded POWs, including 149 Americans - UN Pows Released to Freedom Village: A major roadblock to peace negotiations designed to end the conflict was the return of prisoners of war.