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John Edward Tipton

Specialist 4th Class, U.S. Army

11756792

Battery C 
1st Battalion
92nd Field Artillery Regiment

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: March 1, 1969
Buried at: Section J, Site 3487
                  Beverly National Cemetery
                  916 Bridgeboro Road
                  Beverly, New Jersey 08010
Awards: National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, County of Camden Medal, New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal.


SPECIALIST FOURTH CLASS JOHN EDWARD TIPTON was born on May 1, 1949. His home of record is Pennsauken, NJ. He lived with his mother, stepfather and brother. John enjoyed motorcycling, wrestling, hiking, mountain climbing and rough water canoeing.

SP4 Tipton began his tour of duty in Vietnam on November 23, 1968. During his first tour in Vietnam he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for Valor and came home after eleven months due to malaria. During Tiptonís second tour he was killed in a motor vehicle accident on March 1, 1969, in the Darlac Providence of South Vietnam. He was 19 years old.

Specialist Fourth Class Tipton was brought home to the United States for burial. The Township of Pennsauken named John Tipton Memorial Highway, a road located in a major industrial park, in his memory.

JOHN EDWARD TIPTON
is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
on Panel 30W, Row 8.


JOHN EDWARD TIPTON

I was chosen to go on that mission. The next day the lieutenant changed his mind and sent Tipton. He had showed me pictures of his family and girlfriend. We were friends'

Gerald Hollins
gerry6271@webtv.net
Nov 14, 2008

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