James Glenn Piper – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

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James G. Piper, 83, died July 29, 2005, in Salt Lake City. He was born June 4, 1922 in Akron, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Indiana in 1943, a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

He served in the United States Army during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was stationed in Japan and Germany during peacetime. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel and moved to Park City in 1972. He was a presidential social aide in the White House during the Eisenhower administration. He received two Purple Hearts – one in Germany and one in France. He received a total of 22 decorations, including the Distinguished Service Medal.

While in Park City, he was a very active member of the Three Kings Condo Association and other civic organizations. He was an active skier until he was 80 and a very busy golfer until he died. He loved to travel and had taken over 65 cruises.

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He is survived by his sister, Patricia Riker, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; nieces: Lisa Stuckey of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Katharine Riker of Albuquerque, New Mexico; nephews: James Riker, of Gales Ferry, Connecticut; William Riker, of Dayton, Ohio; Thomas Riker, of Chicago, Illinois. He is also survived by one grandnephew and seven grandnieces, all of whom he loved dearly. He is preceded in death by his wife Lorraine, who died many years ago.

The family requests that any donations in his memory be made to: Beta Theta Pi Foundation for Indiana University Chapter Pi, P.O. Box 6277, Oxford, Ohio 45056

Colonel Piper was laid to rest with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery on 21 October 2005.


PIPER, JAMES GLENN

  • LTC   US ARMY
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 06/04/1922
  • DATE OF DEATH: 07/29/2005
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 35  SITE 5139
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

PIPER, LORAINE G

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 11/25/1924
  • DATE OF DEATH: 07/11/1964
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 35  SITE 5139
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF PIPER, JAMES GLENN
  • LTC   US ARMY

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