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Personal narratives, American
|Named Person:||John Walter Ripley|
|Material Type:||Biography, Audio book, etc., Sound recording|
|Document Type:||Sound Recording, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
John Grider Miller; Terence Aselford; Naval Institute Press.; Playaway Digital Audio.; Findaway World, LLC.
|Notes:||Title from Playaway label.
Release date supplied by publisher.
Previously released by U.S. Naval Press (i.e., Naval Institute Press), p1997.
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
In container (21 x 13 x 3 cm.).
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback.
|Performer(s):||Read by Terence Aselford.|
|Description:||1 sound media player (3 hr.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.|
|Responsibility:||John Grider Miller.|
On Easter morning 1972 Marine captain John Ripley, the sole U.S. adviser to the tough Third Battalion of the South Vietnamese Marines, braved intense enemy fire to blow up a bridge and stop a major invasion form the north. The story of "Ripley at the Bridge", a legend within the Marine Corps, is captured by a fellow Marine who lays bare Ripley's innermost thoughts during his desperate to keep 30,000 enemy soldiers and 200 tanks at bay. As introduction to this first-time recording, Ripley talks about what drove him to singlehandedly attempt such a feat and tells how he now views the act that brought him the Navy Cross.
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