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January 27, 2023


Grand Valley State University
Digital Collections of
Fire Base Ripcord Veterans
Interviews by James Smithers 

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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.

Registration forms and hotel reservations are on our website

Thank you,

Peter Meloro

The Ripcord Report
Ripcord Association Newsletter

Ripcord Report #132

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IMPORTANT Date changes for the 2023 Ripcord Reunion

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


The Firebase Ripcord Diorama
is now on video in a 6 part story
of the construction from start to finish.

The AMPS Central South Carolina Wildcats Chapter built a 1/72 scale(1 inch = 6 feet) model of FSB Ripcord.
See and read the detailed story on how they did it.

Go to the videos of the Diorama

Day by Day reporting of
The Battle of FSB Ripcord

Lee Widjeskog has written a day by day review of the events during The Battle of FSB Ripcord March 12 thru July 23,  1970
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Stories about Ripcord

Here are stories about events that happened during the Battle for Firebase Ripcord written by the soldiers that were there and also stories by their families or friends.
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