Lt (Chaplain) Vincent R. Capodonna (1929-1967) was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division in Quang Tin Province, Vietnam. Wounded in the face and hand, he went to help a wounded corpsman only yards from an enemy machine gun and was killed. He was also awarded the Bronze Star and purple Heart. His nickname was the "The Grunt Padre".