Veterans' Memorial Project

Ralph Waldo Tippet

Janesville, WI

World War I

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: MA, 1915

Service Branch: Army

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 03/01/1891

Date of Death: 09/12/1918

Affiliations: Beta Sigma Phi; Alpha Chi Sigma

Lt. Tippet served with Company E, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division. He was admitted to the Second Officers’ Training Camp at Fort Sheridan and assigned to the 13th Company. Upon receiving a commission he was ordered overseas, sailing on January 9, 1918, as a casual. Arriving in France, Lt. Tippet was given further instruction in American and English schools and then assigned to the 11th Infantry, where he was made a battalion gas commander and scout officer. He was wounded in May, 1918. On September 12, 1918, while advancing to locate a machine gun nest in the St. Mihiel sector he was instantly killed by shrapnel. He is listed as Missing in Action or Buried at Sea on the Tablets of the Missing at St. Mihiel American Cemetery, Thiaucourt, France.

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