Pitsenbarger, William H.

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Pitsenbarger, William H. Gender: M
William Hart Pitsenbarger
born on 8 July 1944 at 11:54 (= 11:54 AM )
Place Piqua, Ohio, 40n09, 84w15
Timezone CWT h5w (is war time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 16°22' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 20°25 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 04°36'

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William H. Pitsenbarger (Airman First Class)


United States Air Force Pararescueman, nicknamed 'Pits,' who flew on almost 300 rescue missions during the Vietnam War to aide downed soldiers and pilots.

On the night of 11 April 1966, he was killed aiding and defending a unit of soldiers pinned down by an enemy assault during the Vietnam War. Pits died at age 21. He was initially posthumously awarded the Air Force Cross, which was later upgraded to the Medal of Honor. He was the first enlisted recipient of the Air Force Cross medal, receiving the award in 1966.

In December 2019, The Last Full Measure will be released depicting his life with Jeremy Irvine portraying Pits.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth notice, The Piqua Daily Call (Piqua, Ohio), 10 July 1944, page 2, born at Piqua Memorial Hospital.


  • Traits : Personality : Courageous
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 21)
  • Personal : Death : Unusual
  • Vocation : Military : Combat
  • Vocation : Military : Honors
  • Vocation : Military : Killed
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Vietnam War)
  • Vocation : Travel : Aviation field (Pararescueman)