Army Capt. William J. Buchleitner IV has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners. Active duty and reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. armed forces have been deployed to support the war against global terrorism outside the borders of the United States.
U.S. troops serve in South, Southwest and Central Asia, the Arabian peninsula, the Horn of Africa, islands in the Pacific, and Europe.
Capt. Buchleitner is a logistics officer and company commander assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He has served in the military for 10 years.
He is the son of Diane Ninness of Fingal Street and William Buchleitner III of Texarkana, TX. His wife, Christina, is the daughter of Gary Parone of Aliquippa and Karen Dorsch of Cranberry Township.
The captain is a 1997 graduate of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Corapolis. He received a bachelor’s degree in 2002 from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a master’s in 2007 from Troy University.