YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: With public attendance limited, the funeral service this Thursday for Nicholas Oresko, the World War II Medal of Honor hero who died Friday at the age of 96, will be streamed live.
- TRIBUTE: They said that World War II hero Nicholas Oresko had no family, but nothing could be further from the truth — not after the Medal of Honor recipient’s funeral service and interment today. READ MORE ….
The service begins at 12:15 p.m (EST) Thursday at Bergen Community College’s Anna Maria Ciccone Theater before Oresko’s interment in George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus.
To watch the live stream, go to: BergenNJ.US
To request seating, contact Lauren St. Helaire in the County Executive’s Office: 201-336-7317 (or: LStHelaire@co.bergen.nj.us ).
Gov. Christie ordered flags be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings in honor of the Battle of the Bulge hero.
Oresko, who was the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient, died Friday at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center of complications following surgery that afternoon for a broken right leg.
It was the same leg that was wounded in a heroic effort by Oresko during the Battle of the Bulge. That day, near Tettingen, Germany, Oresko single-handedly defeated a German bunker, was seriously wounded, and then destroyed a second bunker despite his injuries.
President Truman gave him the medal during a ceremony at the White House.
In lieu of flowers, a tax deductible donation may be made in Oresko’s name to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society (tax I.D. number: 52-6056376 ).
Send your donation to:
Congressional Medal of Honor Society
40 Patriots Point Road
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina 29464
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A TRIBUTE: Nicholas Oresko, the nation’s oldest living Medal of Honor recipient at 96, died tonight at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Scott McNiff, a Westwood police officer, was among the last to see him. This is his account of that visit, as told to CLIFFVIEW PILOT Publisher/Editor Jerry DeMarco. READ MORE…
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PHOTO: Courtesy MedalofHonorBook.com
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