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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian31 Jul 2022 11:01 p.m. PST

The Army is saving a huge mural left behind by Baron Rudolph Charles Von Ripper before he went off to fight Nazis, earning a battlefield commission, two Silver Stars and two Purple Hearts in the Italian campaign…

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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2022 1:14 p.m. PST

Do read this.

A von Ripper (the v should be lower case) serving on the Allied side with a story that reads more like Indiana Jones, warts and all. If even half of the story is true, then what credit goes to him.

VonBlucher06 Aug 2022 8:34 a.m. PST

My daughter was stationed at Ft Bliss for 4 years, and we always visited her at least once a year (1550 miles away) and never knew about this mural. it might be in an unused area of the base right know though.

Nine pound round06 Aug 2022 6:12 p.m. PST

IIRC, he (or someone like him) also gets a mention in Bill Mauldin's "Up Front."

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