Grave markers for Norman E. Tipton in Oakwood Cemetery,
Hickory (Catawba county), North Carolina.
attended the U.S. Military Academy at West :Point from 1 July 1927-10 June
1931 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. on 11 June 1931.
He was promoted to Captain on 9 September 1940 and to Lt.
Colonel on 7 January 1943. He attained the grade of Colonel on 7
On 18 January 1955, Col Tipton named commander of the
508th Airborne Regimental Combat Team, succeeding Colonel Glenn J. McGowan.
He remained in command until 1955 when the 508th was morphed into the 101st
Airborne at Fort Campbell, KY.
He retired on 31 July 1961.