The Pitsenbarger Addendum Collection was accessioned into the Flesh Public Library Archives on September 23, 2005.  Donated by the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce, it is a collection of all their material from the Pitsenbarger Medal of Honor ceremony, dedication of the historical marker, and the Pitsenbarger Scholarship Dinner at Edison State Community College.  The material covers years 2000-2001. 


There are no known restrictions on the use of this collection.




Box 1:



            1.  Photos of Medal of Honor Ceremony at WPAFB – 12/8/2000

            2.  Photos of Historical Marker Dedication at Veteran’s Memorial Piqua, April 7, 2001

            3.  Photos of William H. Pitsenbarger Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner, Edison State Community College – April 7, 2001

            4.  Invitations to events honoring William H. Pitsenbarger, given by Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce – April 7, 2001

            5.  Newspaper articles

            6.  William H. Pitsenbarger’s birth certificate

            7.  Pararescue bulletins

            8.  Medal of Honor activities

            9.  Awards

            10. Correspondence/ Chamber of Commerce


Box 2:



            1.  Death/burial

            2.  Pitsenbarger Scholarship Donations

            3.  Chamber of Commerce Mailing Lists for Dinner – April 7, 2001

            4.  Chamber of Commerce Plans for Pitsenbarger celebration April 7, 2001

            5.  Tributes/articles

            6.   Photograph Album/Scrapbook of the “Memorialization Ceremony, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, 22 June 1979, Airman First Class (E-4) William H. Pitsenbarger.  Dedication of Pitsenbarger Dining Hall.


Box 3:


File     1          Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Class of 2001 Induction Ceremony Program



            1          Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame plaque

            2          Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 461 presented this plaque to Mr. & Mrs. William F. Pitsenbarger in appreciation for the honor of naming their chapter after A1C William H. Pitsenbarger.


Free Standing Plaque – William H. Pitsenbarger Heroism Award – Special Plaque presented to Mr. & Mrs. William F. Pitsenbarger – March 28, 1980 at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio