K Troop 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

The Blackhorse In Vietnam 1966 - 1972

hosted by Bob Hersey


Homer Pittman

Homer Pittman

1932 - 2002

K Troop

Distinguished Service Cross
Jack Quiller Award - 2000

Homer Lee Pittman, Jr.

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.

Homer Lee Pittman, Jr.

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