Pearl Harbor veteran from Freedom identified and to be buried

Beaver County Radio News Staff. Published April 3, 2024 7:47 A.M.

(Freedom, Pa) A veteran who was born in Beaver County and died during Pearl Harbor will soon be buried. Fireman 1st Class Walter Schleiter, born in Freedom, Pennsylvania, and raised in Massillon, Ohio. He died during the Dec. 7 attack on Pearl Harbor. He will be buried in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, at 1 p.m., April 11.
Prior to a 2015 disinterment on USS Oklahoma, which marked the beginning of Project Oklahoma, 388 service members were unaccounted for. Since then, 356 have been individually identified.

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