b. Jan. 8, 1918 d. Sep. 6, 2015 (Age 97)
Sep. 12, 2015
Dedication to Joe Lipsius
Thank you for remembering Joe on the 69th website. He was truly a remarkable man and will be greatly missed! He lived life to the fullest and set a wonderful example for all of us.
The website was Joe's pride and joy; it gave him much pleasure! If Sherry can do anything at all to help keeping it going for future generations, please, let us know. It is Joe's legacy to the world and never want accurate history forgotten!
Thank you for all you do and have done,
Sherry Estep (Joe's daughter) Anne Lipsius
Sep. 14, 2015
My Tribute to Joe Lipsius
Joe Lipsius was a great person and he will stay in my memory as a great person.
Once he wrote me that he regretted that we would never meet each other face to face (I live in Moscow, Russia).
I regret that too.
My sister Tanya, my mother, my father and I send our deepest condolences.
I am the grandson of Rotefan "Roman" Eloyan who was a Soviet Army soldier in the Tank Battalion of the 140th Rifle Division of the Second Formation (13th Moscow Volunteer Division), and an American solidier in the 271st Infantry Regiment, Anti-Tank Company of The Fighting 69th Infantry Division during WW2.
[Editor's note: Click here to read about the 271st Inf. Reg. AT Co. service of Vladislav's grandfather, Rotefan "Roman" Eloyan which Joe co-authored in 2010 with George West, Michael McKibben and Vladislav Eloyan.]
Sep. 14, 2015
Joe Lipsius' Passing
Mr. and Mrs. McKibben,
Thank you for letting me know about Joe's passing. He was a wonderful fellow and worked with me and the staff of the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby for many years. He was my "go to" guy for all things 69th Division-related and he will be missed.
I was contacted with Joe Lipsius and Anne Lipsius for many years and nevertheless with the 69th Inf. Div special with the 272nd Inf. Reg. In particular the 272nd Inf. Reg. released my home village Predel (nearby the AAA Predel) 12th of April 1945.
Joe was a good man. I`ll never forget him. My deepest condolences to the 272nd Inf. Reg.
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May we never forget the sacrifices that Joe Lipsius and his
69th Infantry Division Band of Brothers made to secure our freedoms.