The Grunt Padre in Vietnam

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Chaplain Vincent Capodanno earned the title "Grunt Padre" from his experience in fierce combat. Archbishop Philip Hannan tells Fr. Capodanno's story in this insightful documentary.

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  • 5
    Vietnam Marine Chaplain Capodanno Medal of Honor Recipient.

    Posted by JTK AMERICANA INC on 12th Aug 2017

    This documentary of US Marine Chaplain Fr. Vincent Capodanno who lost his life during the Vietnam War aiding the wounded of the 1st Marine Division should be watched over and over again. Fr. Capodanno who grew up in Staten Island, NY, was part of a U.S.Marine operation called OPERATION SWIFT near the DMZ separating North and South Vietnam when he was killed giving spiritual and physical aide to his fellow marines. Chaplain Capodanno who was previously wounded was killed protecting a medic from fire from a NVA machine gunner, Fr Capodanno had 27 bullets holes in his body on that September 4, 1967 day. He was awarded the medal of honor for his actions, and is on the road to Sainthood in the Catholic church. Watch this video and see the many marine buddies and other family friends talk about his sacrificial life. Even after death a missionary priest never stops saving lives. JTK AMERICANA INC

  • 5
    A great American/Hero/Priest

    Posted by John on 25th Dec 2015

    I highly recommend this movie to all, but especially to anyone who needs their faith reinvigorated. God bless all of our men and women who wear the uniform. Semper Fi

  • 4
    A truly amazing story!

    Posted by Kat on 30th Nov 2012

    Although the production quality of this movie wasn't the best, it was still a worthwhile movie to watch as the story was so inspirational and incredible. Definitely a story that needs to be told and it's a miracle it hasn't been forgotten!

  • 5
    Medal of Honor

    Posted by Thomas J swanton Lt Col USAF ret on 23rd Oct 2012

    I have bought 4 copies of the DVD "the grunt Padre" every church in the USA regardless of denomination should have a copy of this DVD . A true Hero and a man who deserves sainthood. Our young can learn much from the dedication/service to others by Father Capodanno who received Poshunously the Medal of Honor.