Born 9 June 1915
Died 5 February 1945
Buried at Riceville Cemetery, Riceville, TN
Private First Class
115th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, Company D
Son of Benjamin F. and Pearl Smith Lipps.
Daily Post-Athenian, February 25, 1945
Dies in Germany – Mr. and Mrs. Ben F. Lipps of Riceville, have received a message from the War Department Confirming the recent telegram informing them of the deat of their son, Pfc. Clarence Edward Lipps, 28, who was killed in action in Germany, February 5. Pfc Lipps had been in the Armed forces since May 11, 1942 and had been overseas with the infantry 29 months at the time of his death. He attended the Riceville schools and was employed as a farmer prior to entering the service. Survivors are two sisters, Martha and Mary Lipps, and two brothers, Herman and Tolbert Lipps, all of Riceville.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 9 June 1915
- Date of death: 5 February 1945
- County: McMinn
- Hometown: Riceville
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 115th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Riceville Cemetery, Riceville, McMinn County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Bottom Panel
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