Michigan Remembers 9‑11

Lt. Col. Kip Taylor, 38; originally from Marquette, Michigan. Kip was an assistant to three-star general Tim Maude at the Pentagon, and died there when American Airlines flight 77 was crashed into the building. Kip attended Northern Michigan University with scholarships for basketball and ROTC, and graduated in 1985. He lived in Mclain, Virginia with his wife Nancy and son Dean. His wife gave birth to a second son, Luke, on October 25, 2001.


LTC Kip P. Taylor was commissioned into the Army’s Adjutant General Corps at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan in December 1985 by his father, Lieutenant Colonel Donald R. Taylor. Kip received scholarships for both the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and basketball, and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Management. He earned his Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. 

His key military assignments included his position as the Executive Officer to the U.S. Army Regional Personnel Center in Nuremberg, Germany; the doctrine and curriculum developer at the Fort Ben Harrison, Indiana Army Personnel School; the Adjutant and Personnel Detachment Commander of a special operations unit at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and as the Military Assistant to Lieutenant General Timothy J. Maude, DCSPER. 

Lieutenant Colonel Taylor is survived by his wife, Nancy, and two sons, Dean and Luke.