Ripley at the Bridge

Cutler, Tom
July 2007
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jul2007, Vol. 133 Issue 7, p94
Conference Proceeding
The article discusses the experience of Marine Captain John Ripley while facing the North Vietnamese Army during the Vietnam war in 1972. Ripley used the Dong Ha Bridge to cross the Cua Viet River. He repeatedly dangled by his arms from the supporting structure beneath the bridge while placing explosives in order to prevent the enemy from the north side of the river.


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