Virginia Heroes

Ruth Evelyn Pitts

Sergeant First Class, Army

Born: September 16, 1930
Hometown: Hampton, VA
Entered: July 18, 2019
Discharged: March 31, 1985
Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Meritiorious Service Medal, Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Seal, Meritorious Unit Award

Worked with the orphanages in Long Binh, Vietnam. Sent to Vietnam and sent to wrong destination (Cam Ranh Bay). Had to be flown to Tan Son Nhut AFB in camaflaged plane that flew so low didnt think it would make it.

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