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is honored on Panel 6E, Line 119 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Semper Fi, Corporal.

    Posted on 4/16/14 - by A Marine Corporal, Vietnam
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 4/12/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Tommie Max Cripe, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • We Remember

    Posted on 8/26/12 - by Robert Sage

    Tommie is buried at Quidnessett Cemetery, North Kingstown,RI. PH

  • Thank you Corporal Tommie Max Cripe

    Posted on 3/15/04 - by Donald Lytle
    I want to thank you Tommie Max Cripe, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

    Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

    It's Heroes like you, that made it possible for others like me, to return home and live free and full lives.

    Again, although we never met personally, thank you Corporal Tommie Max Cripe, for a job well done!


  • What one foot can mean in the lives of two people

    Posted on 12/29/00 - by Patrick G. Dougherty
    I served with Tom while we were in Nam and he was a very nice person. He was the squad leader and on the night that he died it could have been me. We got hit at 4:01 a.m. and as we fought next to each other and only one foot apart Tom was fatally wounded.I think of that night often and wonder why it was him and not me. Tom will always be missed and always in my mind.
    Patrick G. Dougherty

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The Wall of Faces

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