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Rudolph A. Pitcher, Jr. Collection

Rudolph A. Pitcher, Jr. Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Rudolph A. Pitcher, Jr.
State of Birth:
MA
Home State:
AL
Gender
Male
Race
White

War or Conflict
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1960-1968
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
Company A, 504th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Group, 18th Military Police Brigade; New York Army National Guard; 3rd Infantry Division
Location of Service
Rochester, New York; Auburn, New York; Bamberg, Germany; Nha Trang, Vietnam; Tuy Hoa Air Base, Vietnam
Battles/Campaigns
Tet Counteroffensive
Highest Rank
Captain
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran served as a rifle platoon leader, weapons platoon leader and railway escort officer. He also lead initial convoy element and supported New York State Police operations to subdue riot in 07/1964.

War or Conflict
Cold War
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1968-1983
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Army
Location of Service
Tehran, Iran
Battles/Campaigns
Iranian Hostage Crisis
Highest Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran provided security advice to US personnel to protect US facilities.

War or Conflict
Grenada--History--American Invasion, 1983
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1983-1989
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
Civil Affairs
Location of Service
Beirut, Lebanon; Grenada
Battles/Campaigns
Operation Urgent Fury
Highest Rank
Colonel
Prisoner of War
No

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Reference copy
Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Printed matter [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [29 items] -- Typewritten document
Interviewer:
James Brown
Contributor:
Rebekah Adams
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Veterans Memorial Museum
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/98369
Subjects:
Pitcher Jr., Rudolph A.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cold War--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Grenada--History--American Invasion, 1983--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
Rudolph A. Pitcher, Jr. Collection
(AFC/2001/001/98369), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2022-04-18
 

 

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