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(1948 days ago)
Truly, a great American Hero. Awesome and inspiring. Indeed it would make a great epic movie of the Vietnam war.Col.Ripley is now safe in the arms of our Lord Jesus in Heaven. Alleluia!!!
(2004 days ago)
John is now with his brother, Mike. I knew Mike from College. May he rest in peace.
(2208 days ago)
We love you, Col. Ripley. You are in the arms of Our Lord now. Rejoice.
(2208 days ago)
May his soul rest in peace and may God give comfort to his family. I am honored and humbled to have met the man for this interview and hope that his heroic life story and memory inspires others to find courage in their own lives.
(2236 days ago)
This could be a great epic movie of Vietnam war.

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John Ripley
Captain
USMC (Ret.) Ripley relates his heroic feat of singlehandedly stopping the enemy during a major offensive on Easter Sunday in 1972. His "tiny force" of South Vietnamese Marines was poised on one side of the Dong-Ha Bridge to take on the "enormous force" of North Vietnamese troops ready to attack from the other side. Undaunted, the determined Captain Ripley decided to take the situation in his own hands to bring down the bridge.

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