ROBERT E SIPE

ROBERT E SIPE - SP5

  • HOMETOWN:
  • dover
  • COUNTY:
  • Morris
  • DATE OF BIRTH:
  • May 09, 1941
  • DATE OF CASUALTY:
  • September 23, 1967
  • BRANCH OF SERVICE:
  • Army
  • RANK:
  • SP5
  • STATUS:
  • KIA
  • COUNTRY:
  • South Vietnam

Biography


Robert E. Sipe was born on May 9, 1941 to Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Sipe. His home of record is Dover, NJ.

An honor graduate of Clifford Scott High School, East Orange, Robert was honored with the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He enlisted in the Army in December 1964. He served in the US Army and attained the rank of Specialist 5 (SP5). He received basic training at Ft. Dix, and medical training at Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, prior to going to Vietnam on February 1, 1967. He was a medic on a seven-man advisory team in the village of Tieu Can in the heart of the Mekong Delta when he was killed. He had in addition to treating sick and wounded Vietnamese, conducted a daily class in English.

Sipe had planned to study medicine and become a doctor, was an honorary National Science Foundation scholar at Cornell University and a student at Haverford College prior to entering American University, Washington, for a pre-med course.

He was a member of Arlington Avenue Presbyterian Church in East Orange, New Jersey.

Sipe was killed in action on September 23, 1967. Robert is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. He is survived by a sister, Dr. Dorothy Sipe, a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin.

Information from NJVVMF, Lora Morgan, Robert Sage and the Newark News.

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