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Thursday, November 06, 2014

U.S. Army's last Vietnam-era draftee retires on his 62nd birthday after 42 years of active service

The U.S. Army's last Vietnam-era draftee has retired after 42 years of active service.

New York native Chief Warrant Officer 5 Ralph Rigby received a standing ovation at his retirement ceremony on October 28 at Camp Red Cloud in South Korea.

The special occasion also coincided with his 62nd birthday. The machinery maintenance expert now plans to move back to America and settle in Fayetteville, North Carolina.



Anonymous said...

Good on ya Brother!

Anonymous said...

Still a very young man.I will be 62 in a couple weeks.Post offices and banks will remain open and schools will be in session.Hopefully no one will even notice.