Father Vincent Robert Capodanno

Also known as

  • The Grunt Padre


Maryknoll Missionary priest in the Military Ordinariate of the United States. Ministered to United States soldiers in the Vietnam War. Wounded on two different occasions. Killed while trying to rescue a wounded soldier. Posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. The frigate USS Capodanno was named in his honour, and was the first ship the United States fleet to receive a papal blessing. Father Vincent’s Cause for Canonization has opened.



MLA Citation

  • “Father Vincent Robert Capodanno“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 April 2015. Web. 29 November 2015. <>