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
December 5, 2019


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

Just added
to our Video History of Ripcord page
Hill 902 Charlie company 2/506
presentation by Ken Pitetti,
a frame by frame account  on what happened on Hill 902

View Video


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

Future Reunions
1986 thru 1999 Reunions
2000 thru 2018 Reunions

2020 Ripcord Reunion

Springfield, MO

Mon  July 20  thru Thurs  July 23

Leave  Friday July 24

2020 Reunion Registration form

List of who signed up for reunion

2020 Reunion application

50th Anniversary
2020 Springfield, MO

Start Monday 20 July
and end with banquet on
Thursday 23 July and
leave Friday 24 July

Registration Form


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
Ripcord Report #119

Newsletter Archives


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

Updated  11/13/2019

Application Form
Membership Roster 
Members by State


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



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 Association

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

Association History

Board of Directors

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:

Make sure to follow our Facebook page to get all the latest updates about the film!

Fire Base Ripcord  after evacuation

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