Doyle B. Pitts, army serial # 6 273 422 was a member of the U.S. Army. Date of Birth: Sep 9, 1916 in Big Cabin, OK. From his military records, it seems he joined three (3) different times.
1. Doyle B. Pitts was a member of the Regular Army. Active Service Dates from Aug 11, 1936 - Aug 11, 1939. Received an Honorable Discharge as a PFC. Served in 1st Battalion, 77th Field Artillery and Battery B, 882nd Field Artillery.
2. Doyle B. Pitts was a member of the Regular Army. Active service dates Aug 12, 1939 to Dec 8, 1944. Received an Honorable Discharge as a Sergeant.
3. Doyle B. Pitts, Residence: Commanche Co., OK, Place of enlistment: Ft. Sill, OK. Active service dates from Jun 18, 1946 to Mar 25, 1947. Signed up in the Branch of: Signal Corps, Term of enlistment: Enlistment for Hawaiian Dept., Nativity: OK, Year of Birth: 1916, Race: White, Education: 4 years of High School, Civilian Occupation: Store Manager, Marital Status: Married, Component of the Army: Regular Army, Card # 9, Box # 0027 Film Reel # 1.27#. Discharged from Det. 4011th ASU Sta. Comp, Ft. Sill, OK as a Private First Class. (Note: This record stated he joined as a Private)
Served during World War II and obituary stated he served in Europe. A letter from Birdell, his second wife stated he served in Italy. Does anyone else know anything about overseas time?
After Doyle served with the U.S. Army while he lived in Lawton, OK he was half owners of a used car dealership with another person. He later sold his half of the business to the other half owner and had enough to purchase his land and home in Wanette. (Source: Darren - is this correct?)
Darren also told me a story from Papa. He said that while papa was in the military he would go up in these small planes and they would take photographs (reconnaissance missions) and while he was up in the plane he was shot in the arm. He told Darren he dug it out of his arm while he was still in the plane. (Is this true?) Has anyone heard this story?