Although wounded three times, Fr. Capodanno refused to be medi-vacked. Like a ray of hope in the midst of the storm, he went up and down the line caring for the wounded and anointing the dying. Fr. Capodanno received the Medal of Honor for his heroic and gallant conduct on the battlefield, and his inspiring example under enemy fire
How a saintly girl did more to restore chivalry than kings, nobles and knights A commonly voiced prophecy held that France would be lost by a woman but saved by a virgin from Lorraine. The woman was France's queen, Isabelle of Bavaria. The virgin savior, the voices affirmed, was Joan, whom France's true sovereign, Christ the King, would arm with His strength.
With every stab he only shouted louder "Viva Cristo Rey!" The commander was so enraged that he executed the young hero on the spot. There was no trial.
Having selected ten prisoners to die in the starvation bunker to serve as a lesson for an escaped prisoner, Nazi SS Captain Karl Fritsch was about to leave Auschwitz concentration camp when the unimaginable happened. Prisoner 16670 stepped out. A murmur swept through the prisoners.