Ripley, John, Col Deceased
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Last Rank
Last Primary MOS
9910-Billet Designator-Unrestricted Officer
Last MOSGroup
Specific Billet MOS
Last Unit
1966-1968, 0302, 3rd Marine Regiment/3rd Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (3/3)
Service Years
1957 - 1992
Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate


Eight Hash Marks


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 Personal Details 

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
Contact Info
Home Town
Radford, Virginia
Last Address
Annapolis, Maryland

Date of Passing
Oct 28, 2008
Location of Interment
U.S Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Sec: 03 Lot: 0346

 Official Badges 

Joint Chiefs Service

 Unofficial Badges 

Ranger Tab

 Military Association Memberships
Camp Pendleton Detachment
  2003, Force Recon Association (FRA), 313, Camp Pendleton Detachment (Member at Large) (Oceanside, California)

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Interred at United States Naval Academy.
Other Comments:
Rest in peace Colonel.

 Tributes from Members  
To old CO and friend! posted by 99 Butler, James A. (SharpBlade 10), SgtMaj -Deceased 
Thank you Col. for your service to this ... posted by 99 Isaacs, Larry, SgtMaj 1550
COL,R.I.P.BROTHER posted by 35 Moore, Ronnie Eugene (curley), LCpl 855
Sleep Well Marine posted by 46 Ryan, Steven (LoneWolf), Cpl 286
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 Ribbon Bar

Scuba Badge
Navy/Marine Parachutist
Rifle Expert 20th AwardPistol Expert 20th Award

 Unit Assignments
US Naval Academy  Preparatory SchoolUS Navy/US Naval AcademyTBS The Basic SchoolMARDET USS Independence (CVA-62)
2nd Marine Regiment/2nd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2)Reconnaissance Units/2nd Force Recon Co3rd Marine Regiment/3rd Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (3/3)
  1958-1959, 0300, US Naval Academy Preparatory School
  1959-1962, 0100, US Navy/US Naval Academy
  1962-1962, 0301, TBS The Basic School
  1962-1964, 0302, MARDET USS Independence (CVA-62)
  1964-1964, 0302, 2nd Marine Regiment/2nd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2)
  1965-1966, 0302, Reconnaissance Units/2nd Force Recon Co
  1966-1968, 0302, 3rd Marine Regiment/3rd Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (3/3)
 Recruit Training - Trainee/Instructor
  1957, Boot Camp - Parris Island, 101
  1959, US Naval Academy - Annapolis, 1962
 Combat and Operations History
  1962-1976 Vietnam War
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