John Ripley, Vietnam War hero, dies a...

John Ripley, Vietnam War hero, dies at age 69

There are 8 comments on the WJLA-TV Arlington story from Nov 2, 2008, titled John Ripley, Vietnam War hero, dies at age 69. In it, WJLA-TV Arlington reports that:

Retired Marine Col. John Ripley, who was credited with stopping a column of North Vietnamese tanks by blowing up a pair of bridges during the 1972 Easter Offensive of the Vietnam War, died at home at age 69, ...

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skipper

Decatur, GA

#1 Nov 2, 2008
R.I.P.

Semper Fi

“Ridin' The Devils Little Horse”

Since: Mar 08

Straight To Hells Door

#2 Nov 2, 2008
Rest In Peace Sir..( I remember )

Called Up...

Your tour of duty
is finished
here on this
mortal plain..
And Heaven needs
it's soldiers
so you were
called up again...
May there be
no more battles
May there be
no more strife
You fought
and you fought
bravely
For so many others
lives
Now your tour is over
there is no need
to fight again..
I wish you peace
forever Sir..
From the unknown
Soldiers friend...
@}-'--,---

My sympathy and heart felt regards to the family of this fine man...
skipper

Decatur, GA

#3 Nov 3, 2008
what a shame,shame,shame

There are only two posters who had a kind word for this hero.

God bless ya'll

“It's all about attitutde”

Since: Mar 08

Newnan, GA

#4 Nov 3, 2008
Hero's are never forgotten Skipper
May he Rest In Peace
<Salute>

“Ridin' The Devils Little Horse”

Since: Mar 08

Straight To Hells Door

#6 Nov 3, 2008
I honestly don't know why more people did not respond to this thread..
Perhaps it is that they have forgotten or that they are to young to remember...
Skipper thanks for putting up this thread...

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#7 Nov 3, 2008
Thank you to all those who have served and sacrificed for our country.

“It's all about attitutde”

Since: Mar 08

United States

#8 Nov 4, 2008
Crazy Stacey wrote:
Thank you to all those who have served and sacrificed for our country.
Thank you for saying that Stacey :)

“Queen Of The Universe”

Since: Jun 08

Coastal Mermaid

#9 Nov 4, 2008
Skipper, not everyone sees every thread every day. I was gone a good part of the day due to family illness. Keep bumping it up and giving posters a chance to see the thread name.

R.I.P. Col. Ripley

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