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Near Covington in Miami County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

In Memoriam

William H Pitsenbarger

 
 
In Memoriam Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 13, 2022
1. In Memoriam Marker
Inscription.  
On this 30th day of May 1968
This flag pole is reverently dedicated to the cherished memory of
Airman First Class
William H. Pitsenbarger

Fallen hero of the Vietnam War, he was killed in action April 11,1966 while engaged in heli-copter jungle rescue above and beyond the call of duty giving his life to save others. Posthumously, he was awarded the Air Force Cross, Airman’s Medal of Valor, the Purple Heart, the Air Medal (with 9 Oak Leaf Clusters). The South Vietnamese awarded him the Gallantry Cross (with Palm) and the Military Merit Medal. This flag pole shall be a constant reminder of his sacrifice.
 
Erected 1968.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, Vietnam. In addition, it is included in the Distinguished Service Cross/Navy Cross/Air Force Cross Recipients, and the Military Order of the Purple Heart series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 11, 1966.
 
Location. 40° 9.049′ N, 84° 21.21′ W. Marker is near Covington, Ohio, in
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Miami County. Memorial is on North Crescent Road (Ohio Route 48) near North Crescent Road (County Road 261), on the right when traveling north. The memorial stands in Miami Memorial Park Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7875 N Crescent Rd, Covington OH 45318, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. USAF Pararescue Memorial Parkway (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Monument (about 700 feet away); Covington World War I Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); World War I Roll of Honor (approx. 1.4 miles away); Covington Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Covington American Legion Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away); Michael Ingle (approx. 1˝ miles away); Covington Civil War Monument (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
In Memoriam Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 13, 2022
2. In Memoriam Marker
In Memoriam Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 13, 2022
3. In Memoriam Marker
In Memoriam Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 13, 2022
4. In Memoriam Marker
Cemetery gate, NOTE OHS marker is missing
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2022, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 14, 2022, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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