Pittman, John, Sgt

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


One Service Stripe

Two Overseas Service Bars

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Date of Passing
Apr 08, 1955
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Infantry Shoulder Cord 2nd Infantry Division

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 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

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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:


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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   1950-1951, 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division

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1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Brigade name in 2008 is 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team
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Last Updated: Jun 7, 2018
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3 Members Also There at Same Time
1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division

Manning, Lee Henderson, Sgt, (1950-1951) MD 5657 Sergeant
Wotring, Gerald Edwin, Sgt, (1950-1953) IN 4812 Sergeant
LaRossa, Anthony Robert, PFC, (1950-1951) IN 111.10 Private First Class

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