Michael Lipsius ’66

Michael Lipsius
Lipsius medals

Michael Lipsius
PFC, Army

Michael Lipsius

Michael was a year behind me in school and I don’t recall ever having a class with him.  Aside from the basic casualty information I have little information concerning his loss. I do know that he was in-country just in time for the Tet offensive, although his loss was after the offensive was officially declared over.  I have attempted to access some information on personal sites that are no longer available.  I believe his sister Jane Callanan may have additional information.  If anyone can put me in touch with her please do so.

Newly found Information:

Michael was with D Company, 5/7 Cav and was KIA on our initial air assault into the A Shau Valley on April 19, 1968. He and a friend died on a helicopter as it was shot down on landing approach. I was the medic that took him off the helicopter and found that he was KIA. He had only been in country a few weeks. May he rest in peace throughout eternity.
Posted by: Doc McBride
Email: rr6m@earthlink.net
Relationship: We served together
Friday, June 20, 2008

Personal Data

Home of Record:   Santa Clara, CA
Date of Birth:         05/07/1948

Military Data

Service Branch:    Army of the United States
Grade at Loss:       E3
Rank:                      Private First Class
MOS:                       11B1P:  Infantryman  (Airborne Qual)
Length Service:     Less than one year
Unit:                        D Co, 5th BN, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cav Div, USARV

Casualty Data:

Start Tour:             03/12/1968
Incident Date:       04/19/1968
Casualty Date:       04/19/1968
Location:                Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam
Remains:               Body Recovered
Casualty Type:      Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason:  Ground casualty
Casualty Detail:    Gun or small arm

On the Wall:             Panel 50E   Line 49