This week we celebrate the heroic virtue of Navy Chaplain Vincent Capodanno. This “Grunt Padre” sacrificed his life attending to the spiritual needs of soldiers on the battlefield.
…..This compassionate Marine chaplain never feared danger. When troops assembled for combat operations, he was with them. When they went in to the heat of battle, he was with them. During the fiercest fighting, all the infantry men would watch over Fr. Capodanno because they knew he would be moving among the men, ministering to those in greatest need, even to the very front line – never concerned with his own safety – concerned only with his men. The men had an unspoken resolve to “watch over our padre.”
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He lives with his lovely wife and eleven kids in northern Colorado.