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 George Edward Pickett, Sr

George Edward Pickett, Sr

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Death 18 May 2008 (aged 89)
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 60, Site 6205
Memorial ID 28555382 · View Source
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George E. Pickett Sr. was born in Palestine, Texas, 26 May 1918. His parents were James, also known as JD, and Helen Pickett. George was predeceased by brothers Tom and Bill, also of Palestine. George was selected as an Outstanding Graduate of Palestine High School in 1989. George graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1939. His military career began June 12, 1939 when he was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant of Signal Corps in the regular Army. Through his military career General Pickett received the following citations, decorations, and/or service medals: Distinguished Service Medal; Silver Star; Legion of Merit with 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster; Bronze Star with V Device; Army Commendation Ribbon with Oak Leaf Cluster; Croix de Guerre (France); War Cross (Czechoslavakia); Fourragere (France); Fourragere (Belgium); Presidential Unit Citation; Meritorious Unit Emblem; American Defense Service Medal; European, African, Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (one Silver, three Bronze, one Arrowhead); American Campaign Medal; WWII Victory Medal; Army Occupation Medal (Germany); National Defense Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. He served in the following campaigns: Algeria-French Morocco; Tunisia; Sicily; Normandy (Arrowhead); Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes Alsace; Central Europe. In May 1974 General Pickett retired from the Army to become the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. In January 1977 General Pickett assumed the position of Executive Vice President of the United States Independent Telephone Association retiring in 1984. Although General Pickett retired he used his expertise and became very active in Alexandria, Va. civic affairs. General Pickett was married to Jane Stanton of Rye, N.Y. in 1939 and had four children, George E. Pickett Jr., Jane Gray Souders (predeceased), Thomas D'Aubigne Pickett, and Sharon Pickett Mills. He is survived by eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. General Pickett died on May 18, 2008 at Walter Reed U.S. Army Medical Center. The family has requested that donations be sent to the American Heart Association in lieu of flowers. Funeral services will be held at the Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel in Arlington, Va. on Thursday, July 31 at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in Arlington National Cemetery.
Published in the Herald-Press from 7/26/2008 - 7/27/2008


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  • Created by: Bernard-Trigg
  • Added: 27 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28555382
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Edward Pickett, Sr (26 May 1918–18 May 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28555382, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Bernard-Trigg (contributor 46860860) .