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  • Protect him

    Posted on 7/24/18 - by Sue
    Watch over and Protect my son, your name sake as he follows your lead to search and rescue under the Almighty hands of our Lord and Savior. In Jesus name I pray. Amen
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  • A Eucharistic Life!

    Posted on 7/22/18
    This evening at mass during the Homily I heard of Fr. Vincent Capodanno's ultimate sacrifice as he gave his life wholeheartedly to the suffering and dying Marines all around him. The fact that Fr. Capodanno's life was a Eucharistic one in that he suffered, sacrificed and loved those around him as he emptied himself out even unto death. To readily put himself in harm’s way to aid all those who were suffering. And in spite of being wounded twice himself, Fr. Capodanno refused to be evacuated. He held up his lifeless right arm with the other arm to administer the Last Rites of the Catholic Church to the dying. The face of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, was shining through Fr. Capodanno.

    Finally, when an injured soldier who had been struck by a machine gun, Fr. Capodono stepped in front of the machine to aid the solider and, Fr. Capodono was mortally wounded. Where does such love come from if not from our Almighty God.

    This tribute is 51 yrs late but Thank You so very much for giving your all to save others.
    May you be with Him in Paradise.
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  • Servant of God Chaplain (LT) Vincent R. Capodanno - Birthday Remembrance (89th)

    Posted on 2/13/18 - by kr
    The “Friends of Rocky Versace” once again remember one of Rocky’s fellow Roman Catholics and Medal of Honor recipients from the Vietnam War, Servant of God Chaplain (LT) Vincent Robert Capodanno, Maryknoll Order (M.M.), on what would’ve been his 89th birthday - 13 February 2018.
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  • Thank you Father for your great bravery in the face of certain death..

    Posted on 11/12/17 - by K
    God Bless You Father
    The Lord will certainly look after you now
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  • THANK YOU

    Posted on 9/25/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik Bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear Father Capodanno,
    Years ago, I read about you. You did not have to join the Navy as a Chaplain, but you did. You gave comfort and faith to those struggling each day. Our country acknowledged you with the Medal of Honor. Much greater than that, you are one step closer to being declared a saint of the church. The Wall states you are from Hawaii, but you are a New Yorker from Staten Island. EWTN had a movie on you. Thank you for your faith, and being a Chaplain for the Marines who needed you. Semper Fi. Watch over our nation, it is in need of you, now more than ever. Rest in peace in heaven, but please continue to help our forces in peril.
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.