TRIBUTE TO THE LATE MAJOR-GENERAL HERB PITTS
THE LATE MAJOR-GENERAL (RETIRED)
HERBERT C. PITTS, M.C., C.D.
Hon. Yonah Martin (Deputy Leader of the Opposition):
Honourable senators, I rise today to pay tribute to our Korean War heroes, and more particularly to the legendary Major-General Herbert C. Pitts, who recently passed away.
More than 27,000 Canadian heroes of the Korean War stepped forward when the need arose, from all walks of life, from all corners of our country. What distinguished the Canadians from the Americans, the Brits, the Scots, the Aussies and the Kiwis and all of the other combat forces was that every Canadian volunteered their service, 516 making the ultimate sacrifice. The late Major-General Pitts is the highest decorated of them, whose military service and achievements spanned more than three decades.