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Grunt Padre Honored in Vietnam
http://t he-american-catholic.com ^ | July 21, 2013 | Donald R. McClarey

Posted on 07/22/2013 7:02:31 PM PDT by NKP_Vet

As faithful readers of this blog know, I have many times had posts about heroic Catholic Chaplains serving in our military. A man whose courage beggared description is Servant of God and Medal of Honor recipient Vincent J. Capodanno, known as the Grunt Padre. I am not ready yet to do a full post on him, wishing to do him justice, but a recent news story in The National Catholic Register caught my eye:

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His citation for the Medal of Honor says he “left the relative safety of the company command post and ran through an open area raked with fire. … Disregarding the intense enemy small arms, automatic weapons and mortar fire, he moved about the battlefield administering last rites to the dying and giving medical aid to the wounded.

“Upon encountering a wounded corpsman in the direct line of fire of an enemy machine gunner positioned approximately 15 yards away, Lt. Capodanno rushed a daring attempt to aid and assist the mortally wounded corpsman. At that instant, only inches from his goal, he was struck down by a burst of machine-gun fire.

“By his heroic conduct on the battlefield, and his inspiring example, Lt. Capodanno upheld the finest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the cause of freedom.”

1 posted on 07/22/2013 7:02:31 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

Thanks for the link.
One of my high school teachers, Fr. Robert Brett, was also KIA in Vietnam.
http://www.missioncapodanno.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1918:fr-robert-r-brett-viet-nam-chaplain&catid=39:tributes&Itemid=75


2 posted on 07/22/2013 7:14:49 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: NKP_Vet
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3 posted on 07/22/2013 7:20:50 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NKP_Vet

Thanks for this.


4 posted on 07/22/2013 7:42:41 PM PDT by ThanhPhero (Khách sang La Vang hanh huong tham vieng Maria)
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Father Vincent Capodanno Servant of God Lt. CHC USNR


5 posted on 07/23/2013 11:10:11 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Electorate data confirms Resolute Conservative voted for Soetoro)
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