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Last Updated   March 11, 2021

Future Reunions


Springfield, MO
Start  Wednesday Oct 6, 2021
and end with banquet on
Saturday Oct 9, 2021 and 
leave Sunday Oct 10, 2021

Reunion Application 2021

List of Attendees Registered
updated 3/6/21

2021 Ripcord Reunion Update

2021 Reunion Registered Attendeess

We continue to have the COVID -19 pandemic as an issue to deal with.  It caused the cancellation of our 50th Anniversary of the Battle for FSB Ripcord and hopefully, it will not cancel the October 2021 reunion.  However, the latest information from the CDC indicates that even when the vaccine is ready, we will have to continue practicing social distancing and wearing masks into 2022.  I am certain we cannot have a reunion without being close to one another.  We may have to get vaccinated and still wait until 2022.  Time will tell.

We cannot reserve rooms at the University Plaza Hotel before the New Year, so hold your horses.  In our next newsletter (February) we will know more about what restrictions will be imposed. 

Any questions contact me at, or call at 856-451-1108.
Take care and be safe!
Lee Widjeskog
A 2/506 1970

2021 DMOR Nomination Information
(Distinguished Member of The Regiment)

The Ripcord Report
Ripcord Association Newsletter

#125 Ripcord Report
Feb 2021

Go to Newsletters Archive

The Firebase Ripcord Diorama
is now on video in a 6 part story
of the construction from start to finish.

The AMPS Central South Carolina Wildcats Chapter built a 1/72 scale(1 inch = 6 feet) model of FSB Ripcord.
See and read the detailed story on how they did it.

Go to the videos of the Diorama

July 1970 Day by Day reporting

Lee Widjeskog has written a day by day review of the events during The Siege of FSB Ripcord July 1 thru July 23,  1970
Read more ………..

Stories about Ripcord

Here are stories about events that happened during the Battle for Firebase Ripcord written by the soldiers that were there and also stories by their families or friends.
Read more……