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(5269 days ago)
This story is a first hand account of one of the most heroic feats I have ever heard
(5270 days ago)
What an incredible story of individual bravery and courage. Colonel Ripley is a true American Hero.
(5271 days ago)
What a story!

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John Ripley
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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