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November 29, 2011

Fr. Vincent Capodanno, M.M.


Father Vincent Capadonno, M.M.
"The Grunt Priest"
Killed in Action 9-4-1967
Fr. Vincent Capadonno, M.M. was a US Navy chaplain who served the 5th Marines in Vietnman.  He was killed in action on September 4, 1967 and awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on January 7, 1969.  The cause for Fr. Vincent Capadonno, M.M. has been presented to Rome by the US Military Ordinariate.  He has been  declared a "Servant of God".  Before becoming a chaplain, Fr. Capadonno served in Taiwan and Hong Kong as a Maryknoll missionary.  Click and view the following video which describes his life and mission ministries.

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