(courtesy of "Carol")
for Joseph A. Pitchell in Section MA Site 131 of the San Francisco
National Cemetery, San Francisco (San Francisco county), California.
Joseph enlisted in the
Army at Elizabeth, NJ on 30 January 1942. He served in the
Medical Detachment and was attached to Company E,
508th PIR. He remained in the Army with a series of re-enlistments and
retired on 30 June 1962 with the
rank of Sergeant First Class.
On 4 August 1952, Sgt
Pitchell was a passenger on Flying Tigers Flight 340-02 returning to the
U.S. from Frankfurt, Germany where he had apparently been stationed
again. Aircraft N30058 was a DC-4 and is shown here at London-Heathrow
His military decorations
include the Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge and the
Presidential Unit Citation but do not reflect any additional awards he
may have received during his service in Korea.