Pittman, John, Sgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1745-Light Weapons Infantry Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1951, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment/HHC
Service Years
1947 - 1951

Sergeant


One Service Stripe



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Mississippi
Mississippi
Year of Birth
1928
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Carrollton
Last Address
Carrollton

Date of Passing
Apr 08, 1955
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord 2nd Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Legion Of ValorMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
  1950, Legion Of Valor [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1950, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity




Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company C, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division

Place and date: Near Kujangdong, Korea, November 26, 1950

Entered service at: Carrollton, Mississippi Born: October 15, 1928, Carrollton, Mississippi

G.O. No.: 39, June 4, 1951

   
Other Comments:


Citation:

Sgt. Pittman, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. He volunteered to lead his squad in a counterattack to regain commanding terrain lost in an earlier engagement. Moving aggressively forward in the face of intense artillery, mortar, and small-arms fire he was wounded by mortar fragments. Disregarding his wounds he continued to lead and direct his men in a bold advance against the hostile standpoint. During this daring action, an enemy grenade was thrown in the midst of his squad endangering the lives of his comrades. Without hesitation, Sgt. Pittman threw himself on the grenade and absorbed its burst with his body. When a medical aid man reached him, his first request was to be informed as to how many of his men were hurt. This intrepid and selfless act saved several of his men from death or serious injury and was an inspiration to the entire command. Sgt. Pittman's extraordinary heroism reflects the highest credit upon himself and is in keeping with the esteemed traditions of the military service.

   
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Rifle

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1947, Basic Training (Camp Shelby, MS), A
 Unit Assignments
1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division23rd Infantry Regiment
  1950-1951, 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
  1950-1951, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment/HHC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
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