Veterans of one of the fiercest battles in the Vietnam War to gather and tell their untold story in free event at Relic Room
The last major battle Americans fought during the Vietnam, the Battle of Fire Support Base Ripcord is regarded as one of the war's bloodiest
The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum will unveil its new diorama of Fire Support Base Ripcord, designed and constructed by the Wildcat Chapter, Armor Modeling and Preservation Society. The meticulously detailed diorama, which shows the entire base and hill it was on, will be the first piece of the museum’s major Vietnam exhibit that will open fully in the fall.
Frank Marshall and other veterans of the Battle of Fire Support Base Ripcord will speak about their experience at 11 a.m. At 2 p.m., the builders of the diorama will tell how they did it – a painstaking task that took two years. Then at 3:30, former Lt. James Lawrence, a Citadel graduate and veteran of the U.S. Army's first big battle in the war – the one featured in the film "We Were Soldiers" – will talk about his role in that battle, and also speak to the significance of what happened at Ripcord.
Date & Time
March 28, 2020
10:00AM - 4:00PM
South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum 301 Gervais St. Columbia 29201 SC US http://www.columbiabusinessmonthly.com/businesses/sc-columbia-south-carolina-confederate-relic-room-and-military-museum-2