Congressman Keith Rothfus

Representing the 12th District of Pennsylvania

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Rothfus Welcomes Home Petty Officer Third Class Walter E. “Bert” Mintus

Nov 8, 2018
Press Release

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Congressman Keith Rothfus (PA-12) issued the following statement after welcoming home the remains of WW II Navy Petty Officer (PO) Third Class Walter E. “Bert” Mintus. Shot down over the Pacific Ocean on July 27, 1944, PO Mintus was declared missing in action until his remains were identified on June 25, 2018.

“For nearly 74 years, the Mintus’ family was unsure of the fate that befell their beloved family member,” said Congressman Rothfus. “Thanks to the U.S. Navy’s diligent efforts, Bert’s family can heal knowing what happened and finally lay him to rest at home. It was an honor to join the Mintus family in welcoming Bert home. May God grant him eternal rest, and may his family be consoled with many blessed memories.”

Congressman Keith Rothfus joins Bert Mintus’ family along with Congressman Conor Lamb and other Western Pennsylvania leaders to welcome home the WW II hero and Western Pennsylvania native.