The Father Vincent Capodanno Guild is a private Catholic Church association and not-for-profit corporation established to promote the Cause for Canonization of Father Vincent R. Capodanno, MM. Father Capodanno, a U.S. Navy Chaplain, was killed in action during the Vietnam War while anointing and aiding U.S. Marines in combat with the North Vietnamese army.
Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D. announced creation of The Father Vincent Capodanno Guild on Wednesday, September 2, 2013 at the annual memorial Mass for the priest hero in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The archbishop subsequently named members to the guild’s governing board. In addition to Chairman Phillips and Treasurer Kirst, the members are as follows:
CAPT Donald Campbell Jr., CEC, USN (ret.); Vice Admiral. P. Stephen Stanley, USN (ret.); Brigadier General Thomas V. Draude, USMC (Ret) ; and Linda Sargent. Archbishop Broglio also appointed Msgr. John J.M. Foster, J.C.D., AMS Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia, as his representative ex-officio to the Board, and Mrs. Elizabeth Tomlin as Recording Secretary and legal advisor. Mary Preece, Vice Postulator of the Cause, will serve as corresponding secretary.