On September 4, 1967, "Father Capodanno, wounded earlier in the engagement, was warned an enemy machine gunner was lurking nearby. Characteristically, the Roman Catholic priest dashed to the assistance of the [wounded medical] corpsman and put himself between the gunner and the bleeding Marine. The gunner opened up. Father Capodanno received 27 wounds to his back, neck and head. He died on the spot.
... "The youngest of nine children, the Elm Park native and Curtis High school grad" earned a Medal of Honor, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star, the Navy Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart.
From National Archives and Records Administration Center for Electronic Records
Note:Hometown, which was used to pull the names out, was not specified beyond "New York, NY." Hence you will find, say, Manhattanites among Staten Islanders here.
Robert BECKMAN, a native of Staten Island, was also killed in Vietnam. He was a graduate of Curtis High School
in 54 or 55 and was serving his second tour. First tour was as Marine enlisted and second tour was asArmy officer.
Information provided by pierc14 at ibm dot net.
NARA | Research Room | Vietnam Conflict Casualty list: New York, Sorted by Town Look for town of New York
State-level Lists of Casualties from the Korean Conflict (1951-1957)
State-level Lists of Casualties from the Vietnam Conflict (1957-)
You can access, online, state-level casualty lists for the Korean Conflict, sorted either alphabetically by last name, or sorted by home of record. [Janet's note: This is the entire outside database. You must choose a state. Once you do that, then view all the info ordered either by town/county or by surname. To see Staten Islanders, scroll below.]
You can also access, online, state level casualty lists for the Vietnam Conflict, sorted either alphabetically by last name, or by home of record. [Janet's note: This is the entire outside database. You must choose a state. Once you do that, then view all the info ordered either by town/county or by surname. To see Staten Islanders, scroll below.]
The National Archives and Records Administration has custody of two data files in the Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Record Group 330). They contain records of U.S. military casualties from the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. The records in the Korean Conflict Casualty File are for persons who died as a result of hostilities in Korea, 1950-57, including those who died while missing or captured. The Combat Area Casualties Current File includes final records for persons who died 1957-1995, as a result of either a hostile or nonhostile causes in the Southeast Asia Combat Area, including those who died while missing or captured.
The Center for Electronic Records has prepared state casualty lists by creating extracts from the data files. Each state list incorporates selected data elements for all deceased casualties whose state "home of record," as identified by the serviceman or woman upon last entrance into military service, was that state. "Home of record" does not necessarily refer to the place of birth, residence of next of kin, place of longest residence, or other common uses of the term "hometown." In the Korean data file place of "home of record" for Army casualties is by county, while for Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps casualties, it is by city/town. In the Vietnam-era data file place of "home of record" is city/town for all services.
The state lists include the following data for each casualty: name, rank or grade, branch of service, home of record, date of death, date of birth (Vietnam only), category of casualty. The state lists may be ordered in either of two formats: alphabetically by last name; or, alphabetically by "home of record." The charge for each state list is $4.50, with a minimum charge for mail orders of $10.00. In addition, full printouts or machine-readable tape copies of complete records from these data files are also available for a cost-recovery fee.
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