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Laid to Rest: Michael Pittman, Father of Four
Killed by an IED in Iraq, Pfc. Pittman is Buried at Rock Island Natl Cemetery
06/23/2007 6:04 PM ET
Photo by Scott Morgan/Getty Images

Jennifer Pittman (2nd L), wife of Pfc. Michael P. Pittman, holds two of their four children during funeral services for the soldier June 22, 2007 at the First Assembly of God church in Bettendorf, Iowa. Pittman was killed by an improvised explosive device on June 15 while serving with the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division of Fort Riley, Kansas in Baghdad, Iraq.

slideshow of family photos is shownabove the coffin of Pfc. Michael P. Pittman during his funeral services.
Photo by Scott Morgan/Getty Images
slideshow of family photos is shownabove the coffin of Pfc. Michael P. Pittman during his funeral services.

Military officials present a bronze star and purple heart to Jennifer Pittman during the funeral services.
Photo by Scott Morgan/Getty Images
Military officials present a bronze star and purple heart to Jennifer Pittman during the funeral services.

Graveside services for Pfc. Michael P. Pittman are held June 22, 2007 at the Rock Island National Cemetery in Rock Island, Illinois.
Photo by Scott Morgan/Getty Images
Graveside services for Pfc. Michael P. Pittman are held June 22, 2007 at the Rock Island National Cemetery in Rock Island, Illinois.

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