World War II soldier killed in combat is laid to rest in Del . City


Credit: Ministry of Defense

DEL CITY, Okla. (KFOR) – A World War II soldier will finally be laid to rest after being killed in battle in 1944.

Military Pvt. Archie V. Fleeman was assigned to Company Headquarters, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division during World War II.

His unit was part of the assault on the Forest of Hürtgen in Germany, where he acted as a stretcher bearer for wounded soldiers.

Fleeman was reported missing on November 11, 1944. He was only 19 years old.

After several investigations in the area, Fleeman was declared unrecoverable in September 1951.

In recent years, a historian with the Defense Accounting Agency POW/MIA determined that a set of remains found by a group of Germans in 1946 may have belonged to Fleeman.

The remains, buried at the Ardennes American Cemetery, were dismembered in August 2018 and sent for analysis.

The remains matched Fleeman on September 23, 2021.

His remains will now be laid to rest at Sunny Lane Funeral Home and Cemetery on December 10. World War II soldier killed in combat is laid to rest in Del . City

Dais Johnston

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