Joseph Liebgott, a fellow Easy Company member, was the first one to reach him and attended to him; they dragged Tipper to a nearby aid station. Tipper was sent to a hospital in England, where his right eye was removed.
Tipper earned a Bronze Star and Purple Heart for service In 2011, he received the French Legion of Honor Medal.
Tipper went to the University of Michigan and received a masters degree from the Northern Colorado. He became a high school teacher in Iowa and Colorado.