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Pipkin George A.

Monuments

97th and 1st Divisions

 

Name:
George A. Pipkin
Rank:
Private First Class
Serial Number:
Unit:
97th Infantry Division
Date of Death:
1945-04-29
State:
Texas
Cemetery:
Ochiltree Cemetery, Perryton, TX
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Obituary Published in the Ochiltree County Herald (TX) on 5 May 45: Pfc. George A. PIPKIN, who was killed in action on April 29, in Czechoslovakia, who was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Knox PIPKIN, who reside in the southwest part of the county. Young PIPKIN was engaged in farming with his father before entering the service. He left Perryton for induction at Fort Sill on August 6, 1942, and was sent to Camp Wolters, Texas for basic training. From there he went to Seattle, Washington, where he spent six weeks at Fort Lawton. He shipped from Seattle on January 4, landing on Urnak in the Aleutians where he spent eighteen months. Coming back to the States the last of June, 1944, he was stationed at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, for six weeks then came home on July 26th for a 23-day furlough. This was the first time all the PIPKIN children, three brothers and six sisters, had been home in two years. Reporting back to Mississippi, he was sent to Camp Cocke, California, on August 28 for six week's beachhead training. From there he went to San Luis Obispo, then Camp Cullen. He left this Camp February 4, 1945 for New York. He sailed February 18 for overseas, landing in France on March 3. He had been across only 58 days before meeting his death.