With a Memorial Mass scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 4, for United States Navy Chaplain and Vietnam War hero Father Vincent R. Capodanno, MM, EWTN aired a one-hour documentary on the life and death of the Maryknoll missionary who died in battle serving U.S. Marines.
The Grunt Padre in Vietnam aired on EWTN in North America on Thursday, Sept. 4 at: 6:30 a.m. (ET) and again at 1:00 p.m. (ET).
The Grunt Padre in Vietnam, hosted by the late Archbishop Philip Hannan of New Orleans, is a touching documentary about Father Capodanno. Veterans recount their personal memories and stories. The documentary is based on the book, The Grunt Padre by Father Daniel L. Mode, a U.S. Navy Chaplain currently serving on active duty with endorsement and faculties from the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS).