Eric RibitschPrivate First Class
C CO, 2ND BN, 503RD INF RGT, 173 ABN BDE
Army of the United States
20 February 1943 - 03 July 1966
Ridgewood, New York
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PFC Eric Ribitsch arrived in-country in VietNam in September 1965. During his tour, he received two Purple Hearts and was awarded a posthumous Bronze Star with Valor Device for his heroism.
He was killed on July 3, 1966 in Operation Yorktown in the vicinity of Xa Xuan Loc. He was 23 and a true hero.
I am proud to be his nephew, named after him, and I wear his dog tag every day.
As my uncle would say...
A Note from The Virtual WallCharlie Company, 2nd Bn, 503rd Infantry, lost four men on 03 July 1966:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Last updated 06/04/2005