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relaying today's informative 'Reminders from Our Flag' and inspiring 'Patriot Tributes' specific to this U.S. Flag site
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************* Post 9-11 / GWOT Fallen: CU Army ROTC Alumni to Commemorate This U.S. Flag & Interactive American Flag experience is dedicated to this inspirational, patriotic Golden Buffalo Battalion alum: U.S. Army Captain (CPT) Russell B. Rippetoe of Arvada, CO (Metro State Class of 1999 - Golden Buffalo Battalion partner school)
Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) with A Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, based out of Fort Benning, GA Killed April 3, 2003 by massive car bomb Third Armed Forces service member, and first Officer, from Colorado to die in the Global War on Terror Deployed to Afghanistan immediately after President Bush proclaimed 'War on Terror' - from Oct 2001 to January 2002
Inspirational Quote about Captain Rippetoe: Neighbor Palmer Mason, who saw "Rusty" grow up next door, said he was not surprised that Rippetoe died while trying to help someone. He said, "His whole family is like that. He was a very outgoing, strong, and sensitive person that you always wanted to be around. He made you feel good. It was 'Rusty' running to help. he was always there for you (growing up next door)."
CLICK HERE to review his tribute at the Military Time's Honor the Fallen site
GO HERE to experience the ArlingtonCemetery.net story for him
[ Officer-in-charge of the funeral presents U.S Burial Flag to Captain Rippetoe's mom and father, a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel ]
CLICK HERE to visit the Find-A-Grave site dedicated to him
GO HERE to read a very insightful article about Captain Rippetoe and his Vietnam Veteran, Army Ranger dad
PATRIOT POPPY says, I WANT YOU to help recruit more Flag Stewards. So, copy this link, post it to your social networks, and promote your inspiring Interactive American Flag. And, CLICK HERE to send them a link to install the Flag Steward app.
LTC Lojka and CU Army ROTC staff & Cadets ... [ There is much more to write about, share, and become motivated by Captain Rippetoe's life story and Army service. And, I'm sure there are other alums from past wars that should be researched and honored. Additionally, you have a Hall of Fame group whose detailed stories should be added to this IAF's Patriot Honor Roll for all to access and witness. YOU HAVE THE POWER TO EDIT & CUSTOMIZE THIS PAGE! Follow a short video tutorial, get access to this page from Flag Steward staff, and then you can showcase the Patriots that inspire you, and your bar and barbershop patrons, to stand proudly during Our Flag ceremonies. You can do it! Email Staff@FlagSteward.org for access to this/your page now. PS - If a 49-year old Jarhead Marine can build this website than you can certainly handle customizing this page to your liking. ;) ]
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