Private First Class Edward J. Tipper Jr. (August 3, 1921 – February 1, 2017) was an American military person. He was a former private of the Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment in the 101st Airborne Division, United States Army during the Second World War.
He was one of the 140 original Toccoa men of Easy Company. Tipper was portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers by Bart Ruspoli. Tipper's life story was featured in the 2009 book We Who Are Alive and Remain: Untold Stories from Band of Brothers.
Tipper was born in Detroit, Michigan. He signed up to the United States Army because of the Attack on Pearl Harbor. He studied at the University of Michigan and at Northern Colorado University. Tipper died on February 1, 2017 in Lakewood, Colorado, aged 95.
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- Brotherton, pp. 9-10
- "A Farewell and Final Thank You to Edward Tipper, 'Easy Company' D-Day Survivor and Museum Friend". www.nww2m.com. February 6, 2017. Retrieved February 6, 2017.