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is honored on Panel 34W, Line 68 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • A Brother

    Posted on 1/17/18 - by Mike Art
    Served in the same outfit. Benny was killed by an ambush on Jan.22, 1969 and he actually died the next day. He is remembered by his brothers from the Harcore Recondos of the 4th of the 39th Infantry. Benny died with four of his Brothers. Ducklow,Hernandez,Weeks and Wikle. Benny was in C Company. I will do my best to find a picture of him. I think it is a disgrace that no friend or family has given a picture to one of these Wall sites. Rest in Peace Brother. You are remembered. Slow hand Salute.
  • Now I know.

    Posted on 1/19/15 - by Dan O'Brien
    My Grandfather recently passed away, my best friend. I found your mass card in his belongings and looked you up. I think my mother spoke of you once. You were neighbors in Morris Park in the Bronx. She told me that you were killed in Vietnam soon after you arrived there. I never knew your name, or who you were. I'm glad I know now. I keep your mass card on my desk, next to my Grandfather's. You must have been important to him, so you're important to me. Thank you for your service.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/24/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Benedict John Tripodo, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • over due remembrance

    Posted on 8/24/13 - by Vinnie Valentino
    I knew you as Benny when we hung out in the old Bronx neighborhood. When you were killed I was in country, ( Dan Tam).. I feel bad that no one has ever posted anything about you or submitted a photo of you on this Web sight..
    I had lunch with some of the guys we grew up with the other day and we talked about you.. I am going to try to get a photo of you to put on this Web site. Rest in Peace.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 10/11/11 - by Robert Sage
    Benedict is buried at Saint Raymonds Cemetery New, Bronx, Bronx County,NY.
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.