Joseph W. Pitts

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 24
National Memorial Panel / Row: West 37 / 41
Date of Birth: 03-Sep-1949
Neighborhood: West Philadelphia
High School: John Bartram High School
Street: S. 52nd Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: LCPL
Date of Casualty: 04-Dec-1968
Province of Casualty: Quang Nam
Pitts joined the Marine Corps in January 1968 during his senior year at John Bartram High School. The 19- year-old lance corporal, a machine gunner, was assigned to Company E of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division. Pitts died in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, on Dec. 4, 1968. He was engaged to be married. Survivors included his parents, stepmother, brother, three sisters, half-brother, half-sister and a stepbrother.