The commander ordered the soldiers to bayonet Jose. They pierced his body. But with every stab he only shouted louder and louder: "Viva Cristo Rey!" The commander was so enraged that he pulled out his pistol and executed the young hero on the spot. There was no trial. Read this inspiring story.
During the Easter Offensive of 1972 in Vietnam, Col. Ripley faced over 30,000 North Vietnamese and 200 enemy tanks. “If a young officer or Marine ever asks what is the meaning of Semper Fidelis,” Col. Ripley once told a friend, “tell them my story.”
Read how John Ripley's faith and bravery allowed him accomplish the impossible.