Carwood Lipton

About Carwood Lipton

Who is it?: United States Army Officer
Birth Day: January 30, 1920
Birth Place: Huntington, West Virginia, United States, United States
Died On: December 16, 2001(2001-12-16) (aged 81)\nSouthern Pines, North Carolina
Birth Sign: Aquarius
Nickname(s): "Lip"
Allegiance: United States
Service/branch: United States Army
Years of service: 1942–1945
Rank: First Lieutenant
Unit: Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Battles/wars: World War II Battle of Normandy Operation Market Garden Battle of the Bulge
Awards: Bronze Star (2) Purple Heart (3)
Other work: Glass-making Executive

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Carwood Lipton was bornon January 30, 1920 in Huntington, West Virginia, United States, United States, is United States Army Officer. Carwood Lipton was a United States Army officer, who earned nationwide fame and recognition by serving his country, diligently and earnestly during World War II. Joining the US Army as a low-profile private, he rose through the ranks to become a Second Lieutenant in the army’s 101st Airborne Division and retired from the unit as First Lieutenant. He served in the 2nd Battalion of Easy Company for a total of three years, staying in the unit until it was demobilized when WWII came to an end after Germany and Japan surrendered. He came to the United States and resumed his engineering course at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia to complete the remaining three years at the end of which he became a graduate. His engineering degree helped him land a job at Owens Illinois Inc that dealt in plastics packaging and glass products. His progression in the firm was rapid and within a few years, he became the company’s Chief Operator. He retired as ‘Director of International Development’, spending his post-retirement years in North Carolina. He died at 81 years of age from pulmonary fibrosis and left behind his wife, three sons, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
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Biography/Timeline

1920

First Lieutenant Clifford Carwood Lipton (January 30, 1920 – December 16, 2001) was a commissioned officer with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the 101st Airborne Division during World War II. Lipton was portrayed by Donnie Wahlberg in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. On the battlefields of Europe, he was promoted to Company First Sergeant and ultimately was awarded a battlefield commission to Second Lieutenant. He said "it was the greatest honor ever awarded" to him. He eventually earned a promotion to First Lieutenant before leaving the Army. Lipton was featured in the 2010 book A Company of Heroes: Personal Memories about the Real Band of Brothers and the Legacy They Left Us.

1942

Carwood Lipton was born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia. His father was killed in an automobile accident when he was ten and his mother was involved in the same accident and was paralyzed. Since Carwood was the eldest child, she told him to be the "man of the family". After completing one year at Huntington's Marshall University, he left school due to financial troubles at home and went to work in war-related production. After reading an article in Life Magazine on the difficulty of paratrooper training, and how the Airborne was one of the most highly trained branches of the Army, Lipton enlisted and joined the paratroops on 15 August 1942 at Fort Thomas (Newport), Kentucky.

1947

Carwood Lipton was the jumpmaster of one of the C-47 Skytrains that the paratroopers used to jump into Normandy. Lipton jumped into Normandy and was able to rendezvous with then First Lieutenant Richard Winters and several other men from the 101st, and two more from the 82nd Airborne Division. They were later reunited with several more Easy Company members and worked their way just south of their objective of Carentan.

1950

Carwood Lipton rose through the ranks of the company, eventually becoming Company First Sergeant after the acting Company First Sergeant, James Diel, was given a battlefield commission and transferred within the 506th PIR. Lipton was always keeping the men's spirits high, pushing them to their full potential. This was recognized by the officers of Easy Company. He was also known as "The Man".

1952

Upon Lipton's return to the United States, he enrolled at Marshall University and completed his final three years graduating with a degree in Engineering. Fresh with his degree, Lipton got a job with Owens Illinois Inc., a manufacturer of glass products and plastics packaging. He rapidly advanced in the company and by 1952 had become Chief Operator.

1966

In 1966, Lipton moved to Bridgeton, New Jersey, where he became an Administrative Manager. In 1967, O-I purchased a 50% interest in Giralt Laporta, a Madrid glass container company, and Lipton became general manager of the company. In 1971, he and his wife moved to London, where he was the Director of Manufacturing for eight different glass companies in England and Scotland for several years. In 1982, he moved to Toledo, Ohio, and retired a year later from his post as Director of International Development. Lipton spent his retirement years in the town of Southern Pines, North Carolina.

2001

C. Carwood Lipton died on 16 December 2001 of pulmonary fibrosis in Southern Pines, North Carolina. He is survived by his wife Marie and his three sons; Clifford Carwood III, Thomas, Michael, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.