View Full Version : MSG Ret. Robert Pittman (Pit)

07-30-2010, 22:27
I just got word that Pitt was killed while working as a contractor in Astan. He was one of the finest Team Sergeants in SF. I had the pleasure of working under him for about a year, and his leadership greatly impressed and influenced me. He was a team guy through and through, and we have all suffered a great loss. I, the rest of his team(s), and everyone who knew him has benefitted from his existence.

07-30-2010, 22:31
Rest in Peace, Warrior! Thank you for your service, dedication and sacrifice. My prayers to his family and friends.

07-30-2010, 23:37
This hurts. Pitt and I were on the same Team in Selection together and then later got to serve in A 1/5 together. Rest In Peace Bro.....You Are Missed!!!!!

07-31-2010, 01:06
Rest in Peace MSG. Thank you for your service.


07-31-2010, 04:27
J2C just told me the news about Pit. I had the pleasure of doing 2 rotations with Pit and countless missions. He was a truly great warrior and human being. Myself, and dozens of other dudes, are better off for having served with him. 1/5 should enshrine his ever present spit bottle and work boots.

07-31-2010, 05:12
Rest in Peace, MSG. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. You will ALWAYS be missed and NEVER forgotten.

molon labe

07-31-2010, 05:16
RIP Brother, Vaya coin Dios..

07-31-2010, 05:49
We served together in A/1/5 we were on 16. He will be missed.

Ambush Master
07-31-2010, 08:36
Thoughts and Prayers Out!! Rest In Peace Brother!

Look for Col Howard at the RP, just off of that Final DZ.


07-31-2010, 08:59

07-31-2010, 09:24
Rest In Peace, MSG.

07-31-2010, 09:50
I was with Pit on the day he was killed. He and I had early morning coffee together and talked about what we thought the day would be like... he was focused and determined in his usual, normal manner. I know that without doubt he loved what he was doing and was making a huge difference. He moved to the sound of gunfire without fear!!!

He died a hero doing what he loved...... may God bless family and friends!!!

07-31-2010, 11:22
I remember the day young Sergeant Pittman came to my ODA from the 101st to OJT while awaiting his Q course date. We were fortunate enough to get him back on the team when he finished the SFQC where he served as the junior engineer. He was a great SF soldier and I'm am lucky to have known him. Rest easy Pit.

07-31-2010, 12:22
Rest in Peace. Brother

07-31-2010, 14:16
God Bless,Rest in Peace Warrior.....................:(

Big Teddy

The Reaper
07-31-2010, 20:01
RIP, brother. It is a dark day.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Prayers out.


07-31-2010, 21:13
RIP Brother and Prayers out to those who lost a loved one.

07-31-2010, 21:29
Sorry to hear.....RIP

08-01-2010, 14:12
Pit and I served together in B 3/5 and A 1/5 . He was a Great American.

We're going to miss you, Brother.

Red Flag 1
08-01-2010, 20:34
Rest In Peace Warrior.

08-02-2010, 07:22
Rest in Peace brother

08-02-2010, 17:41
Pittman was my SUT instructor and the primary reason I wanted to come to 5th Group. He was the consummate professional and will be greatly missed.

08-02-2010, 19:42
MSG Pittman was my Phase II cadre in '05. I hard but fair man. I can only hope to be half the TS he was. RIP.

Abu Jack
08-04-2010, 10:35
Rest In Peace

08-07-2010, 13:47
MSG (Ret) Robert `Pitt` Pittman, 41, Clarksville, died Thursday, July 29, 2010, in Afghanistan.

A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Chapel with Deacon Dominick Azzara and Chaplain Maj. William Smith officiating.

Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA with full military honors. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Chapel and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

08-07-2010, 13:52
RIP sir.

08-16-2010, 16:47
I had the pleasure of meeting Pit when I was deployed with his company at the time, although we were not in the same place and I didn't know him too well, he was a great guy from what I could tell. Prayers for his family, he was a hard working professional for sure.

08-16-2010, 22:35
For those in the DC area his service will be at 1000 on the 26th of Aug.

wet dog
08-16-2010, 23:44
Rest easy brother, sleep well.


08-17-2010, 02:05
Thank you.

You will not be forgotten and you will live on to inspire many more.

I am very appreciative

Combat Diver
08-18-2010, 01:06
Rest in Peace brother

08-27-2010, 08:28
Pit was laid to rest yesterday at Arlington Cemetery with full military honors. BG Reeder was the senior officer in attendance.

A great send off for a true hero of our nation! Please remember his family during this time of loss.

08-28-2010, 12:19
Pit was laid to rest yesterday at Arlington Cemetery with full military honors. BG Reeder was the senior officer in attendance.

A great send off for a true hero of our nation! Please remember his family during this time of loss.

Great send off.....Lots of A 1/5 and AWG guys there to show their respects. The wake was respectful and a good time to catch up........Great to see everyone there.

RIP Pitt.....Blue Skies

05-25-2011, 17:34
My best friend and SF brother. Take care of Sheila up there for me, I'm sure she's given yah a laugh and a headache now and then. I'll bring some copenhagen when I head that way. For now, I'm still kicking folks in the shins that need to be kicked. Yah saved alot youngsters lives and gave hell to ones we fought. It was an honor to be your friend and kick a door with yah all those years.