The Ripcord Association and newsletter were the brainchild of Chip Collins (B 2/506). After returning from Vietnam and re-starting his life in “TheWorld” Chip found a need to talk to others who served in the Ripcord AO in 1970.

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The newsletter serves as a way to get the most recent news and announcements about The Ripcord Association, its members, reunions and any projects we are involved in. Past newsletters can be found in the archive.

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Welcome to

The Ripcord Association website

For Survivors, Family and Friends of The Battle of Fire Support Base Ripcord,
101st Airborne Division         Vietnam,   March 12 - July 23, 1970.

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:  mail@ripcordassociation.com

Latest News and Updates

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

April 27, 2016


 Latest Updates

The New Book
"Remembering Firebase Ripcord"

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Ripcord Association Membership update

Go to our Ripcord Association group page on