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FSB Ripcord Association

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

FSB Ripcord
Ripcord after evacuation

2021 Ripcord Reunion Canceled

I am sorry to announce that we have had to cancel the2021 FSB Ripcord Association reunion in Springfield, MO.  We thought that with the vaccination, it would be safe to hold the reunion.  However, the coming of the “Delta” variant which is more easily transmissible and the fact that the vaccine is  becoming less effective over time, we have decided to follow CDC guidelines and wait a year to hold our gathering.  We have decided to try again in 2022.

We have the facility reserved for early October 2022 so it will be the 52st anniversary of the battle.  Other than the date, all else will be the same.

I recommend you cancel your present room reservations.

Your reunion sign-up fees will be carried over for you for 2022.  If you want a refund contact me.

The next newsletter will contain as much detail as we have available at that time.

Thank you for your support and I hope to see you next year after this pandemic is over or at least predictable.

Any questions contact me at, ltwidjeskog@aol.com or call at 856-451-1108.

Take care and be safe!


Lee Widjeskog

A 2/506 1970

The Ripcord Report
Ripcord Association Newsletter

Ripcord Report #128
November 2021

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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:   frankmarshall@ripcordassociation.com