Another Hero Dies

Col. John Ripley (USMC), whose troops in Vietnam were ordered to “hold and die”, singlehandedly blew up a bridge, setting the charges while hanging from the structure as the enemy took shots at his body. He was awarded a Navy Cross for the action. This year, he became the first Marine inducted into the Army Ranger Hall of Fame.

Like Thomas Smith, I support ugrading that to a Medal of Honor.

Oorah and Hooah!

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