Music inspired by the life and heroism of Col. John W. Ripley From the TFP Call to Chivalry Songbook.
Colonel Ripley is most commonly known for his heroics in Vietnam during the Easter Offensive of 1972, where Colonel Gerald Turley ordered him to “hold and die,” in the face of over 30,000 North Vietnamese and 200 enemy tanks. John Ripley proceeded to blow the Dong Ha bridge, preventing the enemy from crossing. He unhesitatingly obeyed and earned the nation’s second highest honor, the Navy Cross.
If you would like to read more about this amazing American hero, you can access a FREE PDF copy of An American Knight, The Life of Colonel John W. Ripley, USMC below:
See also this article, written on the 40th anniversary of the destruction of Dong Ha Bridge: