Staten Island in Richmond County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In Memory of Lieutenant Vincent R. Capodanno
— United States Naval Reserve —
who gallantly gave his life in the cause of freedom although his only weapon was faith
Lieutenant Capodanno, a Catholic chaplain, was born in Staten Island on February 13, 1929. He was posthumously presented this nation’s highest award for heroism – The Congressional Medal of Honor – for his actions on a battlefield in the Republic of Vietnam where. on September 4, 1967, he was mortally wounded while giving medical aid and administering last rites to his wounded and dying comrades of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment. 1st United States Marine Corps Division. Father Capodanno died in the manner in which he had lived – unselfishly serving God, his country and his fellow man
Madonna Council No. 5915, Knights of Columbus, through the contributions of the people of Staten Island, New York and dedicated July 3, 1976 on the eve of the Bicentennial Celebration of the founding of the nation which he so honorably served
Erected 1976 by Madonna Council No. 5915, Knights of Columbus.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Staten Island NY 10305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (approx. ¾ mile away); Othmar Hermann Ammann (approx. ¾ mile away); Michael J. Leonard Memorial Plaza (approx. one mile away); Fort Wadsworth (approx. one mile away); The Four Chaplains (approx. one mile away); Staten Island War Dog Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Father Capodanno Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Dry Moat and Counterscarp (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staten Island.
Also see . . .
1. A Special Priest: Fr. Vincent Capodanno. Catholic Journal article (Submitted on October 17, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Vincent R. Capodanno. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on October 17, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 17, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.