#1 Nicholas Oresko Nationís Oldest Medal of Honor Recipient, Died
10-05-2013, 02:09 AM
- Join Date
- May 2008
- Locked in a Dungeon, being tortured and LOVING IT!
Nicholas Oresko of Cresskill, the nation’s oldest Medal of Honor recipient, died Friday evening, surrounded by veterans and military personnel.
Oresko, 96, was a U.S. Army master sergeant during World War II when, although badly wounded, he wiped out two enemy bunkers near Tettingen, Germany, during the Battle of the Bulge.
He died at 6:30 p.m. at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center of complications from surgery for a broken right femur, said John “Jack” Carbone, a family friend. That was the same leg injured by gunfire on Jan. 23, 1945, as he crawled from one enemy bunker to another.
Oresko had no living immediate family, but he was never alone at the hospital after being taken there earlier in the week from a Cresskill assisted living facility, Carbone said. Veterans and young members of various branches of military service were at his side, with more than two dozen at the hospital Friday afternoon before he was taken to have surgery.
“The kids held his hand and prayed with him,” Carbone said.
RIP HeroRest In Peace America
July 4, 1776 - January 20, 2009
10-05-2013, 03:20 AM
Rest in Peace.
Now let's open that Memorial, damn it!--Odysseus
Sic Hacer Pace, Para Bellum.
Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the people!
10-05-2013, 09:27 AM
RIP!May the FORCE be with you!
10-05-2013, 10:43 PMIt's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes. Gandhi
Originally Posted by Carol
10-06-2013, 05:37 AMNicholas Oresko...
Apologies to the CU ladies but it needed to be said.Be Not Afraid.
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