Military April 01, 2019

By Katie Lange: Medal of Honor Monday: Navy Lt. Vincent Capodanna

In 2014, the chaplain’s medal was donated by his family and dedicated to the Capodanno Chapel at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.

Efforts are being made to have the Roman Catholic Church canonize Capodanno as a saint.
Vincent Robert Capodanno (February 13, 1929 – September 4, 1967) was a Roman Catholic priest who was killed in action in 1967 while serving as a United States Navy chaplain assigned to a Marine Corps infantry unit during the Vietnam War. He was a posthumous recipient of America’s highest military decoration — the Medal of Honor — for heroic actions above and beyond the call of duty.

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Back in the Fight
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By Julia Bergman: Why are so Many Women Leaving the Coast Guard?
A retired female officer, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation, said she also felt a target demographic was missed. She said she left the Coast Guard because she was discriminated against, bullied and threatened for speaking out against a toxic workplace environment. When workplace climate issues arise, leaders are not held accountable to address them, she said, adding that there should be greater transparency around the responses to workplace climate surveys.

The Coast Guard recently came under fire after an inspector general report found that leadership at the Coast Guard Academy and at headquarters failed to protect a black, female officer, who works as an instructor at the academy, for reporting bullying by her superiors. Top Coast Guard officials, including the previous commandant, were aware of her allegations, yet the inspector general report indicates that no one was held accountable. One of her superiors later was removed from his position as department head in relation to a separate bullying case.