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I think I may have been related to Mr. Pitts. My father is the late Sam G. Burns. His father is Sam G. Burns Sr., now deceased.
Glenn L. Burns
Malvern, AR

I had the pleasure of knowing this man when we were young men. In the summer of 1967, he and I were at Camp McCoy,Wisconsin.   
I have a picture with Elijah and another one of the teammates, Lionel Aldrich. 
I have fond memories of these wonderful men.

Robert Dahlen
Chicago, IL