Ripcord Association


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FSB Ripcord Association website

For Survivors, Family, and Friends of 
The Battle of Fire Support Base Ripcord

101st Airborne, Vietnam
March 12 – July 23, 1970 

Firebase Ripcord
After evacuation July 1970
Challenge Coin

The Legacy of James Robert Kalsu”.

It was a historic gathering on March 29th in Del City, Oklahoma to reveal the statue of James Robert Kalsu at the stadium that carries his name. Following that revealing we had a “pinning” ceremony for Vietnam Era Veterans and the premiere of a documentary about Kalsu. There were several in attendance who had specific ties to Ripcord. 

Here is the YouTube link to
“Uncommon Character: The Legacy of James Robert Kalsu”.


An article by Lt James Campbell C/2-506
about the battle for Hill 1000

The Ripcord Report
Ripcord Association Newsletter

Ripcord Report #137

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2024 Reunion
Myrtle Beach, SC

Start  Sunday Oct 27, 2024
thru Wednesday Oct 30, 2024 
leave Thursday Oct 31, 2024

registration 2024 Revised

on-line reservation for hotel 

The hotel link is updated to reflect the lower room rate. The daily rate will appear as $107.00 plus $15.00 Resort fee. $122.00 plus 12% ta plus $1.00 destination fee. The total room rate per night will be $137.64.

That would be about $20 per night more than previous Springfield MO. Rates and a much nicer hotel and accomadations.

The link to reserve a room at the hotel is:

 List of Attendees Registered
updated July 2, 2024

2024 registration Form

For information on the Monday night show at Legends
with the correct contact information   Legends AdJune 19, 2024

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Grand Valley State University
Digital Collections of

Fire Base Ripcord Veterans
Interviews by James Smither 

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Ripcord members map by State

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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: