Saturday, November 26, 2016

PFC Edward J. Lippert

PFC Edward J. Lippert was born 22 Mar 1922 in Mascoutah, Illinois to John Adam and Lizzie Dora (Pleitner) Lippert. His father was a miner for Schubert Coal Company and he reported a 1939 income of $850.

Edward had 1 year of college and was working as a cashier when drafted in December 1942.  After training he was sent to the European theater and transferred from the replacement depot to G Company 116th Infantry on 3 Jul 1944.  Edward was wounded on 18 Jul 1944 and evacuated to hospital.  He returned to the unit from the replacement depot on 13 Nov 1944. PFC Lippert was killed in action on 26 Nov 1944.

PFC Lippert was repatriated in 1948 and buried in Mascoutah City Cemetery in Mascoutah, Illinois.

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