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Lewis Pitts
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Birth: Oct. 23, 1923
Mississippi, USA
Death: Sep. 25, 2002
Tupelo
Lee County
Mississippi, USA

Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer.
He had a distinguished career in Naval intelligence for 34 years. He fought at Pearl Harbor and was awarded the Purple Heart. He served on the Yorktown and fought in the Battle of Midway. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. After retiring from active duty, he was assigned to the National Security Agency to continue his work in special intelligence. He also served as chief in charge of Armed Forces Police. During his career, the Chief of Navy Personnel requested his expertise to work with Naval security groups. He was awarded many letters of appreciation for his outstanding performance of duty by the Chief of Naval Operations. He was an accomplished musician, and owned and played in three dance bands during his tours in Germany, Japan and the Philippines.
Son of A.J. Pitts Sr. and Alma Yeager Pitts.
First wife Elizabeth Pitts died in 1996
Married 2nd: Addie Turner Pitts 
 
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 Parents:
  Alma Yeager Pitts (1894 - 1943)
 
Inscription:
CPO
US Navy
World War II
Korea
 
Burial:
Kirkville Cemetery
Kirkville
Itawamba County
Mississippi, USA
 
Created by: Gina Cates Shumaker
Record added: Oct 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59848699
Lewis Pitts
Added by: Gina Cates Shumaker
 
Lewis Pitts
Added by: Gina Cates Shumaker
 
Lewis Pitts
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