Tipton, John B.

Corporal, 125242, Headquarters Company, 6th Field Artillery, 1st Division

    Silver Star. General Orders No. 94, Headquarters 1st Division, A. E. F., Germany, December 13, 1918: The division Commander cites the following officers and men of this command for distinguished conduct in the recent operations between the Argonne and the Meuse: Corporal John B. Tipton, Headquarters Company, 6th Field Artillery, gave proof of marked courage and zeal as agent of communication, repeatedly passing through heavily shelled and gassed areas to carry messages. By command of Major General McGlachlin: Stephen O. Fuqua, Colonel, General Staff, Chief of Staff. Official: W. R. Wheeler, Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry, U. Army, Division Adjutant.

    Croiz de Guerre with gold star (France). Order No. 14.209 "D", March 10, 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East: An intrepid and zealous liaison agent. He particularly distinguished himself during the operations of October, 1918, by his calm and coolness. On many occasions he crossed a zone swept by the enemy artillery and machine guns or subjected to gas bombardments. Was conspicuous for his untiring ardor, his calm, and his courage. Presented April, 1919, at Edinburgh, Scotland, by Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy.

    Record. Born July 17, 1897, Hymera; son of John and Mary J. (Barnhart) Tipton. Student, Purdue University. Entered service May 12, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Training: Camp Harry J. Jones, Douglas, Ariz. Assigned to Battery B, 6th Field Artillery; transferred to Headquarters Company, 6th Field Artillery. Private first class, October 2, 1917; corporal, February 3, 1918. Overseas July 29, 1917 - September 5, 1919. Battles: Sommerviller, Toul, Montdidier-Noyon, Cantigny, Aisne-Marne, Saizerais, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Mouzon, Sedan. Wounded July 20, 1918, Soissons. Student. University of Edinburgh, Scotland, March to July, 1919. In Army of Occupation. Discharged September 27, 1919. First lieutenant, Field Artillery Reserve

    Married Helen R. Boulds.                DeKalb, Illinois.