Maryknoll priest Father Vincent Capodanno became a Navy chaplain, serving the US Marines in Vietnam. He was loved by his men and became known as the Grunt Padre. When one of his units was ambushed by a much larger force he jumped on a chopper and got out there. He went all over the battlefield, saving men’s lives and anointing those who were dying, until he was gunned down himself. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic actions.
- Fifty Years Ago, Father Vincent R. Capodanno Valiantly Sacrificed His Life While Ministering On The Battlefield In Vietnam
- The Grunt Padre, by Fr. Daniel Mode
- Letter #11: Capodanno – Inside The Vatican
- Father Capodanno Biography – Archdiocese for the Military, USAArchdiocese for the Military, USA
- Father Capodanno Guild
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