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"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"
35th Infantry Regiment
"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"
The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC John Kenneth Ripel, who died in the service of his country on February 16th, 1968 in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Friendly Fire. At the time of his death John was 20 years of age. He was from Sparrow Bush, New York. John is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 39E, Line 65.
John was mistaken for enemy and shot while on combat patrol.