1932 - 2002
Jack Quiller Award - 2000
A retired U.S. Army master sergeant who served two tours in Vietnam and
received the Distinguished Service Cross from the vice president of the United States, he
died at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2002, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Bluebonnet.
He was 70 and a resident of Baton Rouge. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East chapel,
11000 Florida Blvd., from 9 a.m. Friday until service at 11 a.m. Interment in Port Hudson
National Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Mary Jean McAdams Pittman; eight stepchildren and
their spouses, Reed and Linda Loeffler, Richard Loeffler, Randall and Beth Loeffler, Ross
and Mary Loeffler, Lisa and Bob Talbot, Russell and Anne Loeffler, Helen and Edward Toca
and Roy Loeffler; two children and their spouses, Charles and Ellen Pittman and Debi and
Steve Wiester; two sisters, Marie Allen and Helen Evangelista; 21 grandchildren and a
great-grandchild. Preceded in death by his parents, Homer and May Pittman. In lieu of
flowers, family requests memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,
P.O. Box 3704, Memphis, TN 38173-9966.
Source: The Advocate, June 27, 2002
Editor's Note: Homer Pittman figured prominently in the ambush of May
21, 1967 in which 16 members of K Troop were killed. Were it not for Staff Sergeant
Pittman's bravery, many more may have died or been wounded. Read more about Homer's
roll in the ambush HERE.