President Obama is awarding the Medal of Honor to an Army chaplain who served during the Korean War.
Capt. Emil Kapaun is credited with saving hundreds of soldiers. During a battle with communist forces in 1950, Kapaun stayed behind to help the wounded even though he knew he would be captured.
He was thrown into a prison camp with other American troops who tell of how he forgave and blessed their Chinese captors.
The Catholic chaplain died after seven months in the camp.
Those who were with him say as Kapaun lay dying, he said, "Don't worry about me. I'm going to where I always wanted to go and I'll say a prayer for all of you."
Two of his fellow POWs and Kapaun's relatives plan to attend Thursday's Medal of Honor award ceremony at the White House.