Major General buried with copies of all his favorite PowerPoint Slides
ARLINGTON — Retired Major General Edmund G. Ripper was laid to rest on Thursday, and per the wishes outlined in his will, he was joined and forever entombed with copies of all of the PowerPoint slides that helped him throughout his 30-year career.
“It’s not the first time we’ve had such a ... voluminous request,” said Miles O’Henry, a member of the Veterans Cemetery staff responsible for ensuring a decedent’s requests are carried out. “We’ve buried a person with his cat, plenty of medals, a necklace of severed human ears.”
“And now, we’ve buried a man with thousands of sheets of paper.”
Maj. Gen. Edmund leaves behind a wife, six children, nine grandchildren, and over 7,000 sheets of PowerPoint slides, each set in exactly the right combination of fonts, with notes on the transition effects printed at the top and bottom. One star wipe alone took almost 100 sheets of paper. Instead of pallbearers, a cadre of 42 service members each carried several stacks of paper alongside Edmund’s family m…
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