Some of you know that I’m a former Marine. Since today is the Marine Corps Birthday I thought it is appropriate to share my weekend review of a story involving an incredible Marine that is part of the Marine Corps cherished heritage.
John Grider Miller. The Bridge At Dong Ha. Annapolis, Maryland: U.S. Naval Institute Press, March 15th 1989. 224 pp.
4 out of 5
This book tells the story of the Marine legend John W. Ripley. I have heard the name “Ripley” before as a Marine, and some vague summary of him blowing up a bridge to stop invading North Vietnamese communist forces during the last years of the Vietnam War. Recently I saw something on facebook about Ripley that sparked my interests to read more about Ripley and this book was what I picked up to learn more about Ripley and the famous incident with…
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