Naval Institute

March 2006
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Mar2006, Vol. 132 Issue 3, p92
Conference Proceeding
The article presents information on Captain Earl F. Rippee and calls for funds to complete dozens of oral history projects by retired naval officers. Earl Rippee was an avid runner for nearly 40 years, averaging 50 miles per week. He competed in more than a thousand 5K and 10K races and numerous marathons before health issues sidelined him in the early 2000s. It is informed that for the nonprofit Naval Institute to produce oral histories from naval officers, it must secure outside funding. Dozens of projects are in the pipeline at varying stages of completion.


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