[On] February 16, Winters called Lipton to battalion HQ, to present him with his Honorable Discharge as an enlisted man, effective February 15, and a copy of the orders awarding him a battlefield commission as a 2d lieutenant, effective February 16 … Lipton remarked, “I have always felt that the battlefield commission was the greatest honor that I have ever had.”
- (Band of Brothers, p. 234)