Chaplin Lt. Vincent R. Capodanno

Last Rites Given by Chaplain Capodanno U.S. NavyThis is a photograph of the memorial for U.S. Navy Chaplin Lt. Vincent R. Capodanno giving last Rites to a Soldier. He was born on Staten Island NY. He was killed in combat, giving last rites in the Que Son Valley of Vietnam on September 4, 1967. He was awarded the:                                               Medal of Honor ( posthumously), Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

This memorial statue is on the grounds of Fort Wadsworth Staten Island NY.

Vietnam War Veterans Day: a day to pay tribute, honor those who served in Vietnam. March 29 is National Vietnam War Veterans Day, a day meant to pay tribute to veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were prisoners of war or who were listed as missing in action.