Happy Birthday: William Tippins

We'd like to wish a very happy 91st birthday to William Tippins. His daughter helped arrange for us to send a gift of a unit shirt and challenge coin. We're honored to be a part of his celebration. "He has worn the shirt since Sunday and says the coin will always be in his pocket. Thank you again!" she writes. Bill Tippins has an amazing story from his time with the 509th during WWII, including being injured at Anzio, escaping from German captivity several times, and returning to Germany after the war to find his wife, a nurse who helped him recover in a German hospital. US Department of Veterans Affairs: Former POW, Chief William Tippins

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