Arthur Raymond Van Riper, Jr was born on April 22, 1947, in Paterson, New Jersey, to Arthur Van Riper and his Hattie Ellen Bowman. He was raised and lived in Wayne, Passaic, New Jersey, graduating Mountain View Elementary School, Anthony Wayne Junior High School and Wayne Valley High School in 1965.
After attending vocational school he worked for the General Electric Company Aerospace Division in Utica, New York, until enlisting in the United States Army in September, 1968 (see Military Service for more details).
In 1974, Arthur married Bernnest Ann Keeney and adopted his wife's four children (two sons and two daughters). This marriage ended in divorce in 1978. He again married Bernnest in 1983, with this marriage ending in divorce in 1985. He has two sons and two daughters. grandchildren and great grandchildren.
After his military service, Arthur went to school and obtained his BA degree and went to work for Walmart Stores in 1990, from where he retired in 2014 after 24 1/2 years.
Arthur is presently enjoying his retired life.
He has one sister, Sharon Ann Van Riper.
Arthur Raymond Van Riper, Jr was born 22 April 1947, at St Joseph's Hospital, Paterson, New Jersey to [Van Riper-82|Arthur Van Riper]Arthur Raymond Van Riper, Sr and [Bowman-9016|Hattie Bowman]Hattie Ellen Bowman Van Riper.
Arthur enlisted in the United States 26 September 1968 at Utica, New York and was medically discharged on 30 August 1984, as a Staff Sergeant, at Fort Carson, Colorado.
Arthur did his basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, with advanced individual training as a Communications Center Specialist, at Fort Gordon Georgia. Upon graduation, he was assigned to US Army Strategic Communications Command - Pacific (USATRATCOM), serving at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Okinawa, and Taiwan, with temporary duty assignments in Viet Nam, Thailand, Japan and South Korea. In 1974, Arthur was reassigned to US Army Communications Command (USACC), East Coast Telecommunications Center, Fort Detrick Maryland.
In 1976, Arthur was reclassified and trained as an Armor Crewman, at Fort Carson, Colorado. In June 1978, Arthur was again reassigned, to 7th Army Combined Arms Training Center, Vilseck, Germany where he was an instructor and a department NCOIC. In July, 1983. Arthur was reassigned to US Army Garrison, Fort Carson, Colorado, as NCOIC, G3 Individual Training, and discharged August 1984. 
Arthur was married twice, first to Bernnest Ann Keeney Fogle [Keeney-1417], Aug 1974, at Fort Detrick, Maryland. After a move to Colorado, this marriage ended in a divorce in 1978 at Colorado Springs, Colorado. He again married in July 1983, his previous wife, Bernnest, and this marriage also ended in a divorce in 1985.
Arthur adopted Bernnest's four children in 1975, in Frederick, Maryland.
Sally Jean (Fogle) (Skelton) (Jurchenko) Van Riper [Fogle=471] Living; Carolyn Lynn (Fogle) (Watts0 Austin) Van Riper [Fogle-472] Living; Gene Sylvester (Fogle) Van Riper Living; Roger Lee (Fogle) Van Riper Living.
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