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The Bridge at Dong Ha

by John Grider Miller


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On Easter morning, 1972, Marine captain John Ripley braved intense enemy fire to blow up a bridge during the North Vietnamese "Easter Offensive." Ripley became a legend within the Marine Corps for his daring act of heroism. His story is described here by fellow Marine John Grider Miller. Miller lays bare Ripley's innermost thoughts during the 3 hours it took to place and set the fuses while some 30,000 enemy troops and 200 tanks prepared to cross just yards away. Such a compelling act of raw courage and personal resolve is rarely encountered.


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sounds like 1965 grade-school film audio track
Reviewer skydoc
 November 03, 2008
Are you for real? I have only heard the sample. This is a comment on the audio quality and narrator's speech, not the story itself, which I understand is terrific. But I will not buy this audio version for a gift for my Marine son simply because it sounds like I'm sending him a classroom assignment that he HAS to listen to, rather than something that he and his buddies WANT to hear.

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  • Published: 1989
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: T001725
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