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FSB Ripcord Association

For Survivors, Family and Friends of The Battle of Fire Support Base Ripcord.
101st Airborne, Vietnam. 
March 12 – July 23, 1970

website updated Jan 27, 2023

FSB Ripcord
Ripcord after evacuation

IMPORTANT Date changes for the 2023 Ripcord Reunion

To our Ripcord Association members,

We want to thank everyone for their patience while we resolved the Reunion Date issue caused by the Hotel in Springfield.  Our reunion will be held beginning October 22nd through October 25th with departure on October 26th.  If anyone registered with the hotel prior to the change in dates, I would ask that they call the Hotel and confirm their registration for the new dates.  For those who already sent in their registration form and check to Peter Meloro, it will NOT be necessary to send in a corrected registration form.  The cutoff date for Hotel Registration and the reduced room rate will now be September 20th, 2023.

We apologize for the confusion caused by this issue and look forward to seeing everyone in October.  Please note the updated and corrected Registration Form attached and ask that you use this form when you submit it with your registration fee.

The revised registration is now on our website.

Thank you,

Peter Meloro

The Ripcord Report
Ripcord Association Newsletter

Ripcord Report #132

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Springfield, MO

Start  Sunday Oct 22, 2023
thru Wednesday Oct 25, 2023 
leave Thursday Oct 26, 2023

registration 2023 revised

on-line reservation for hotel

List of Attendees Registered
Not updated yet // to be added

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This website is intended to provide information about The Battle of Ripcord in Vietnam, March 12 – July 23, 1970. The soldiers who were involved in this battle, and about The Ripcord Association which was started in 1985. All information, comments and suggestions are appreciated. Please send them to:   website@ripcordassociation.com