Monday, November 4, 2013

WWII Medal of Honor Heroes Honored with New Stamp

N.J. veteran among 12 honored on World War II Medal of Honor stamps
The Star-Ledger
By Jeff Goldman
November 04, 2013

A recently deceased World War II veteran from Bayonne is among 12 Americans who will be recognized by a series of Medal of Honor stamps to be released on Veterans Day.
The World War II Medal of Honor recipients recognized on a stamp to be released Veterans Day.
(U.S. Postal Service)

Nicholas Oresko, who died Oct. 4, achieved the rank of Master Sergeant in Division C of the Army's 302nd Infantry, 94th Infantry Division.

A dedication ceremony to mark the stamp's first day of issue will be held 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Oresko died after the stamps were printed; two of the other men died before they were printed. He braved heavy enemy fire on January 23, 1945, killing 12 Germans during a pair of one-man attacks in which he twice rushed an enemy bunker with a grenades.
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