This website is intended to provide information about The Battle of Ripcord in Vietnam, March 12 - July 23, 1970. The soldiers who were involved in this battle, and about The Ripcord Association which was started in 1985. All information, comments and suggestions are appreciated. Please send them to:

Latest News and Updates

Check here for all the
latest and recent News and Updates
for The Ripcord Association

Last Update
January  16,  2018

Reunion Attendees List


Fire Base Ripcord

Ripcord Facts

Learn the facts about The Battle for Firebase Ripcord 

Facts about Ripcord
Units Involved
The 20 Deadliest Battles in Vietnam

The feature-length documentary entitled,
The Ghosts of Ripcord, is now available on DVD!

To make your purchase please visit the official Facebook page here:

For an exclusive glimpse at the film check out our latest trailer here:

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VFW's  Brutal Battles of Vietnam:
America's Deadliest Days, 1965-1972
is available to order.


The Ripcord Report is a quarterly newsletter about the Ripcord Association and it's members. Our archives contains all the newsletters since 1985.

Current Newsletter
Newsletter Archives

Fire Base Ripcord  after evacuation

Ripcord Association

Read how the Ripcord Association was started and how it is today

Association History

Board of Directors


Ripcord Association holds their reunion yearly in various locations across the country

Future Reunions
1986 thru 1999 Reunions
2000 thru 2016 Reunions


2017 Ripcord Reunion
Laughlin Nevada
Monday  Oct 2  thru Thursday  Oct 5
Leave Friday Oct 6

Print the registration form

See who is registered
go to List of Attendees


Donations are very important! Donations pay for the printing and mailing of the newsletter and help with the cost of organizing the Reunions.




Free Membership, just fill out our application to become a member.

Updated 8/16/17

Application Form
Membership Roster 
Members by State


Biographies and Tributes of men that fought in The Battle of Ripcord


Member Biographies

Memorial Page

Roster of the 138 Americans KIA during The Battle of Ripcord


Memorial Page

Ripcord Videos

Video stories, Interviews, and documentaries with the veterans that were in The Battle of Firebase Ripcord

Go to Video Page

Ripcord Documentaries


Coming Soon

Ripcord Books


Coming Soon


Read  the reports written describing after action reports

Daily Reports

Coming Soon

Daily unit journals and situation Reports


Daily Reports

Coming Soon