James Monroe Tipton was born in Johnson City, Tennessee, the son of Moses Louie Tipton and Clara Arwood.
Service Number: 7085596
He landed on Utah Beach and was  Killed in Action near Ste-Mère-Eglise (France)
Unit campaigns: Normandy, France (6 June-24 July 1944); landed on Utah Beach, (6 June / first wave)

Interred: Monte Vista Memorial Gardens, Section D, Lot 60, Space 10, Johnson City, TN

The Johnson City Press, 7 May 1948
The body of Staff Sergeant James M. Tipton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Moses L. Tipton, 214 Wilson Avenue, who was killed in action in France June 7, 1944, one day after Day, arrived here yesterday from Atlanta, Ga., for reburial. Tipton entered the Army on June 19, 1940 and was stationed in this country three-and-one-half years before going overseas January 16, 1944. He was stationed in England before the invasion.  Survivors are the parents, two brothers, George Tipton of Portland, Ore., and Moses L. Tipton of Johnson City; three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Barnett of near Jonesboro, Mrs. Bruce Taylor and Mrs. Dorothy Rice both of Johnson City.

Photo courtesy; Allen D. Jackson, USAF (Ret)

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 30 December 1918
  • Date of death: 7 June 1944
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy Campaign
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Monte Vista Memorial Gardens, Johnson City, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Bottom Panel
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