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Thomas Leland Pittman
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When I was 17, I had dreams of attending the Air Force Academy and become a pilot. However, A freak accident left me hospitalized for a year, and fighting to keep my left foot. My doctor told me there would no military career for me. The then, Captain Pittman, visited me in the hospital at Torrejon Air Base, Spain. He had come from southern Spain to see his wife, also hospitalized. Ho brought the book written about he situation. Meeting him, and reading his book, inspired me to give it all I could. Eventually, I was able to join the USAF, and although I was disqualified to be an officer and a pilot, I was successful in earning a position as a crew member, and maintained my flying status for 17 years before I retired from the USAF after serving for 23 years. And, I still have the autographed book he gave me in 1960. I owe my determination, and success, to Col Pittman. I salute you sir. Paul K. PinkhamMSgt, USAF (Ret)
- Ken Pinkham
 Added: Jun. 21, 2015
 
Remembering you on your Birthday, June 17th.
- Sue Pittman McPeak
 Added: Jun. 15, 2013
 
Tom was my Dad's first cousin, and not just an ordinary cousin, but a 'Double Cousin as their fathers had married sisters. The first time I met Tom was in 1988 several months after the death of my Dad, W.C. Pittman. I burst into tears when I saw him as he looked so much like my Dad...family resemblance is strong in 'Double Cousins'.Tom and I had several visits into the 1990's including a trip my husband and I made to Arizona where Tom and Jean showed us a wonderful time at their retirement home there. Tom also gave me a collection of Family Photos that had belonged to his mother and grandmother. They have been invaluable in the documenting of the Pittman/Carroll Family and are preserved treasures in the resorted Album.I'm very proud to have known my Cousin Tom Pittman. Not mentioned in his memorial but an important part of his history is...Tom Pittman USAF by Rutherford Montgomery published in 1957. I have a copy and have enjoyed reading about Tom's childhood and USAF career.
- Sue Pittman McPeak
 Added: Aug. 4, 2011
 
LTC USAAF WWII/USAF Korea, Vietnam - Buried: Section A1 Row A Site 15.
 Added: Apr. 27, 2010
 
With much respect and admiration, we thank you for your service and sacrifice for our country. May you now find God's eternal peace.
- Arleta ♥
 Added: Mar. 5, 2010
 
A World War II Army Air Corps veteran who served as a pilot and navigator in the 315th Bomb Wing on Guam. He flew the first airlift into Japan after their surrender. Recalled during the Cold War he was assigned to the Strategic Air Command. He became a Command Pilot, flyint B-47s. Later he was a missle man in a missle silo. He retired as Lt. Colonel.During his military service he was awarded the Meritorious Service Award, Air Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, among others.
- John Christeson
 Added: Jun. 28, 2006
 
 
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