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Clemit Lipe
309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division

June 13, 2012
At the end of May I read on a Dutch Facebook-page that it is possible to adopt an American war grave. I immediately was very interested to do this so I immediately contacted the responsible of the American Cemetery at Henri-Chapelle. I had myself assigned to a random grave, Clemit Lipe:

Clemit Lipe
Technician Fourth Class, U.S. Army
Service # 37605610
309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division
Entered service: Jeffferson Barracks, Missouri op 3 maart 1943 as a soldier

309th Infantry Regiment

78th Infantry Division

Technician 4th Class

Born: January 24, 1924 in Missouri
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Died: March 9, 1945
Status: killed in action (KIA)

Buried in: Plot H, row 5, grave 66, Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Henri-Chapelle, Belgium
Awards: Purple Heart

Father: Elzo Lipe
Mother: Edna Jane Brock
Brothers: Leo Lipe, Richard Lipe
Sister: Cleo Lipe

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Clemit Lipe attended 1 year of high school and worked in a textile factory. He was single without dependents.

Darwin Brock Clemits half brother. Darwin was fighting only about 10 kilometers from Clemit on the day he fell. He did not hear about his brother for six weeks. Darwin Brock spent 28 years in the army and retired as a colonel.


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