The Grunt Padre
Navy Chaplain killed in Vietnam l967 with Marine search unit in operation swift, outnumbered 2500 to 500 marines, killed protecting a corpsman who was administering first aid to a soldier. Receive Congressional medal of honor, Bronze Star, and 3 purple hearts. Even though wounded refused to leave the battle area to assist his grunts. Most recognized and respected chaplain in that war, memorials, and buildings throughout the world named after him.