New Coast Guard Chaplain: Father Capodanno is the Reason I Wear This Uniform

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February 13 would have been the 94th birthday of Maryknoll Father Vincent Capodanno.

He’s known to most as “the grunt padre”.

The Staten Island native is a hero who lost his life in Vietnam helping wounded Marines.

His heroism earned him the highest military award, the Medal of Honor, and efforts to get him canonized.

Those efforts are moving forward after they were stalled by theological consultants last summer and a commission is being appointed to address some of their concerns.

Joining Currents News to discuss Father Capodanno and his canonization cause is the new Coast Guard Chaplain, Father Daniel Mode, who wrote a book about the grunt padre.