Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 3
National Memorial Panel / Row: East 52 / 2
Date of Birth: 05-Mar-1948
Street: N Hope St.
Branch of Service: Army
Date of Casualty: 25-Apr-1968
Province of Casualty: Thua Thien
Specialist four Bitting worked in a sweater-knitting mill on Frankford Avenue before enlisting in the Army in August 1966. He was stationed in Germany for a year before being assigned to Company C of the 1st Battalion, 7th cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in Vietnam in March 1968. The 20-year-old grenadier and rifleman died less than a month later on April 25, 1968. He was survived by his parents, a brother and a sister.