VINCENT R CAPODANNO
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HONORED ON PANEL 25E, LINE 95 OF THE WALL

VINCENT ROBERT CAPODANNO

WALL NAME

VINCENT R CAPODANNO

PANEL / LINE

25E/95

DATE OF BIRTH

02/13/1929

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/04/1967

HOME OF RECORD

HONOLULU

STATE

HI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR VINCENT ROBERT CAPODANNO
POSTED ON 4.10.2019
POSTED BY: C.F.

Thank you God for Fr. Capodanno

Thank you God for Fr. Capodanno. Thank you Fr. Capodanno for your prayers for our nephews and young adults. Please guide them back to the Catholic Church and may they love God with all their heart and soul. May they find vocations and marriages that will be pleasing to God. Please pray for us all and may you Rest in Peace with God. Thank you.
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POSTED ON 9.4.2018
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Medal of Honor Citation

Vincent Robert Capodanno

Medal of Honor
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Navy
Battalion: 3d Battalion
Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein) FMF (Attached)
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Lieutenant (Chaplain) Vincent Robert Capodanno (NSN: 0-656197), United States Naval Reserve, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as Chaplain of the Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Forces, in connection with operations against enemy forces in Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam, on 4 September 1967. In response to reports that the 2d Platoon of M Company was in danger of being overrun by a massed enemy assaulting force, Lieutenant Capodanno left the relative safety of the company command post and ran through an open area raked with fire, directly to the beleaguered platoon. 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. When an exploding mortar round inflicted painful multiple wounds to his arms and legs, and severed a portion of his right hand, he steadfastly refused all medical aid. Instead, he directed the corpsmen to help their wounded comrades and, with calm vigor, continued to move about the battlefield as he provided encouragement by voice and example to the valiant marines. Upon encountering a wounded corpsman in the direct line of fire of an enemy machine gunner positioned approximately 15 yards away, Lieutenant Capodanno rushed in 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 machinegun fire. By his heroic conduct on the battlefield, and his inspiring example, Lieutenant Capodanno upheld the finest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the cause of freedom.
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POSTED ON 9.4.2018
POSTED BY: K

AD MORTEM FIDELIS.....“Faithful Unto Death".......This was who He Was.......

Forever Remembered
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POSTED ON 9.4.2018
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 7.24.2018
POSTED BY: Sue

Protect him

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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