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RALPH PETER DUPONT JR


is honored on Panel 1W, Line 25 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of LT Ralph P. Dupont Jr.

    Posted on 2/27/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    LT Ralph P. Dupont Jr. was the senior U.S. Navy advisor to the 21ST RVN Coastal Group in Quin Nhon, RVN. On May 16, 1972, LT Dupont was “blown out of boat by enemy fire, presumed drowned” in a hostile fire incident in Binh Dinh Province, RVN. His remains were recovered and reportedly were buried at sea. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Terry Harrell (December 2001) at vvmf.org]
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  • High School

    Posted on 12/9/16 - by Michael Honan mikehonan@gmail.com
    I went to high school with Ralph. In class, his answers were often didactic and oblique. He earned the nickname The Professor. He seemed destined for some highly specialized field, like nuclear physics. We regularly ate lunch at the same table, along with several other guys who also would never fit in with the popular kids or the jocks. I've posted his high school yearbook (1965) photo to this site. I saw him once after high school. I had flunked out of college and joined the Navy. Coming home for Christmas leave in 1967, I caught a glimpse of him across the baggage claim area. In his turtleneck and tweed jacket, he seemed very collegiate. I was in uniform and didn't want to have to explain, so I turned away. I was shocked to see his name in the paper in 1972. He was the last person I would have expected to be in uniform.
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  • Remembering

    Posted on 5/28/16 - by Linda Doran
    A dear friend remembered with fondness.
  • WE Remember

    Posted on 8/22/15 - by Robert Sage 1968rsage@gmail.com
    Ralph was buried at sea.
  • If I should die...remembrances for LT Ralph Peter DuPONT, JR, USN...who died for all of us!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on 3/19/14
    If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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