Preserving The Oral HistorIES of Combat Veterans


Paul Van Riper | M Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division - Marines

5:56   |   In 1969, the worry was that there would be another Tet Offensive. That did not materialize, but there was plenty of combat. Marine Captain Paul Van Riper tells the story of a large encounter with the 141st NVA Regiment during which one of his men, Lance Corporal Lester Weber, charged the enemy with such fury that he is now part of Marine history.

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