James Bernard Lipinski
Chief Warrant Officer, United States Army
a contemporary press report:
James Bernard Lipinski, a longtime resident
of Alexandria, Virginia, died of congestive heart failure December 18,
2001 at an Arlington hospital. Mr. Lipinski was a long-serving member of
the 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, and its
In the Allied landings in Africa in November, 1942, he was the Regimental Sergeant Major. He fought in Sicily and later, in the Normandy Invasion, as a Warrant Officer under General Omar Bradley. He continued with the 16th Infantry through France, the Battle of the Bulge, Germany and Czechoslovakia.
After the war, he served at Fort Knox, Kentucky, the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, and the Adjutant Generals School, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, where he retired in 1960 as a CWO-4.
Mr. Lipinski then became one of the strongest supporters of the Regimental Association, writing many articles and booklets produced by the Association, and was a contributor, editor, and participant in the production of the recent volume of the regiment's history, "Blood and Sacrifice."
Mr. Lipinski was also an avid flag collector
and member of NAVA, and a longtime philatelist.He is survived by his wife
of 54 years, Maria (Ronny), his son Victor, a Woodbridge resident,and two
grandchildren, James (Clint) of Alexandria, and Brittany Sweet of Woodbridge.Interment
will take place on April 8, 2002, at Arlington National Cemetery, with